Bicyclist killed along Old US 41 in NFM

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla- A bicyclist was killed in a crash Thursday on Old US 41 near Brooks Road, Florida Highway Patrol said.

A Chevy Malibu was heading northbound on the inside lane of US 41 approaching the intersection when the bicyclist crossed the road and into the path of the car, FHP said.

The driver of the car swerved in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid hitting the bicyclist, troopers said. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The bicyclist, described as a man around 50 years of age, did not carry any identification and remains unidentified at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the bicyclist or any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact FHP at 239-938-1800.

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