Monday, April 7, 2014

Bicyclist Hit, Killed In Cocoa


COCOA, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that a bicyclist was struck and killed at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday night on U.S. Highway 1 near the intersection of Williams Point Boulevard in Cocoa, Florida.


According to FHP reports, 30-year-old Brent Horsmann of Cocoa was riding a bicycle northbound against the flow of traffic on the west paved shoulder of U.S. 1 just south of the intersection with Williams Point Boulevard.


That's when an unknown vehicle traveling south on U.S. 1 collided with the bicycle. Horsmann was thrown from the bicycle and landed on the southbound shoulder of U.S. 1.


The unknown vehicle and driver fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Anyone with information about the unknown vehicle or driver can contact FHP at (407) 737-2213.


The crash remains under investigation.



UPDATE:  After reviewing surveillance video in the area, FHP troopers are now looking for a dark-colored pickup truck, pulling a trailer, that was traveling in the area of the crash last night.

The pickup truck has four doors and a diamond plated tool box in the bed of the truck.


Photo Credit: Circle K surveillance photos via FHP.