• Woman hit, killed by beer truck in Daytona Beach


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A beer truck driver hit and killed a woman on a bicycle, according to Daytona Beach investigators.

    The incident happened on Ridgewood Avenue and Beville Road Tuesday.

    Police said 31-year-old Kelley Davis was riding her bicycle across the street when the truck ran over her.

    Based on witness statements, police said the truck driver was heading north on Ridgewood Avenue and had a green light, while the woman was trying to cross, and then was hit.

    Investigators said she pulled right into the truck's path.

    "It's a freaky scene, you know. I feel bad for the families involved and I don't know what to say about it. It's just very overwhelming, very emotional," said resident Patrick Amarar.

    Davis leaves behind a 10-year-old son.

    At this point, officers said it doesn't appear that the driver of the Bud Light truck is at fault.

    Family member Karen Knight said Davis was on her way to an interview at a local restaurant.

    "It just makes me very sad, but I know everything happens for a reason, so I just try and hold on to that," Knight said.

    Laurie Friend, an eyewitness, saw it happen.

    "I ran over and I climbed under the semi with her, I was talking to her telling her she was going to be OK, but I knew she wasn't," Friend said.

    Police said the driver of the truck is Michael Cotton of DeLand. According to witnesses, he was devastated by the accident.

    "He was so distraught, he opened up his Budweiser truck and got in it to cool off because he was going to pass out. He was crying. He was just hysterical," Friend said.

    Cotton was transported to the hospital to have blood drawn, a standard procedure. Police are still investigating why Davis traveled into the path of the truck.

    "She was my only family and we don't know our parents and so we were all we had and we clung to each other; we were very, very close," Knight said.

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