A 57-year-old Citrus Springs man was struck and killed by a motorist in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 20, along State Road 200, according to a Florida High Patrol crash report.
The Citrus Springs man, who was not identified in the report, was riding a bicycle while traveling east within the designated bicycle lane, adjacent to the outside right lane State Road 200, east of Southwest 90th Street, the report stated. A 23-year-old Ocala man, driving a pickup truck, drifted toward the right out of its travel lane, entered the bicycle lane and struck the bicyclist's rear section with its right front section. The incident occurred at 6:10 a.m. Saturday.
According to the report, the bicyclist was pronounced deceased on the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue. The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries during the crash.