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Bicyclist killed in Pasco County crash, state troopers say

A bicyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash on State Road 54 in Pasco County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

At 4:47 PM, a 2013 Hyundai Elantra driven by Ester N. Johnson, 59, of Auburndale was eastbound on S.R. 54 east of Court Street. Meanwhile a bicycle driven by Michael W. Stankard, 48, of Zephyrhills was eastbound on the paved shoulder ahead of the Hyundai. FHP said.

The bicycle made a sharp left turn across S.R. 54 in front of the Hyundai, which struck the bicycle, FHP said.

Stankard died at the scene from his injuries, FHP said. Johnson was not hurt.

The incident remains under investigation.

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