Bicyclist Pronounced Dead After Being Struck by Vehicle

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A Homosassa man was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle Monday night while bicycling according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

According to the report, the incident occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m. Monday night.

49-year-old Arthur Nesbitt was traveling southbound on US Highway 19 in Citrus County just north of Warber Court on his bicycle in the outside shoulder.

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At the same time, 35-year-old Sarah Fogel of Lake Panasoffkee was traveling behind Nesbitt in her 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Nesbitt maneuvered his bicycle around several construction barrels at which time he was struck by the outside mirror of Fogel’s truck.

Nesbit suffered fatal injuries from the incident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

According to troopers, alcohol was not involved in this incident, however, other charges are pending.

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