67-year-old bicyclist killed after being hit by a truck in Port Charlotte

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist in Port Charlotte Friday night.

According to FHP, state troopers were on the scene of the crash along U.S. 41 near the intersection with Cochran Boulevard.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal crash is between a vehicle and a bicyclist.

CCSO has identified the victim as 67-year-old Theophile Muller of Port Charlotte.

Deputies say around 6:45 p.m.,  a man driving a 2011 Ford F-150 was driving southbound on US-41, south of Cochran Boulevard in the left lane.

Muller was riding a bicycle exiting from the business on 1811 Tamiami Trail. He crossed southbound lanes from US-41 in front of oncoming traffic.

Then, the F-150 struck Muller on his bike then came to final rest facing south on the right shoulder. Muller came to final rest on the northbound, left turn lane.

The driver of the F-150 was uninjured.

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