Troopers search for deadly hit-and-run driver who crashed into cyclist, knocked him into river

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers in Brevard County are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a cyclist Friday night.

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The crash occurred around 9:38 p.m. on State Road 520 on the Hubert Humphrey Bridge.

Investigators said an unknown vehicle hit a 56-year-old male cyclist from Cocoa, while going westbound on the Hubert Humphrey Bridge.

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Troopers said the cyclist was on a paved shoulder when he was struck from behind by the driver.

The force of the impact ejected the cyclist from his bicycle and into the Indian River below.

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The U.S. Coast Guard was activated and recovered the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver who killed him did not stop, troopers said.

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Anyone with information about this deadly crash is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2213 or Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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