LAKE MARY, Fla. - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said a 71-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed on Monday evening in the area of Kirkman Rd. south of Washington St. in Orange County.
The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. and investigators said the driver left the scene. The bicyclist was taken to Health Central Hospital and pronounced deceased.
According to a report from FHP, the vehicle was traveling southbound on Kirkman Road south of Washington Street in the inside lane. The bicyclist was in the inside southbound lane on Kirkman Road. Troopers say it's unknown whether the bicyclist was riding or walking the bike at the time of the crash.
Investigators found a piece of the car in the area and troopers are now looking for a silver 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara that could be involved. The car would have left front damage and missing a piece from the left front door/lower door panel.
The FHP shut down portions of Kirkman Rd. for a lengthy investigation and to gather evidence. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).