Bicyclist Dies After Struck by Vehicle on Commercial Way
WEEKI WACHEE – A Homosassa man died early this early morning after his bicycle was struck by car on Commercial Way.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Josephine Van Loan was traveling northbound on Commercial Way in her 2006 Cadillac when she struck a bicycle at the intersection of Long Lake Ave. The bicyclist, 23-year-old George Sanchez suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The accident occurred around 2:45 a.m. and shut down the roadway for several hours. Fire Rescue returned to the scene about an hour after the accident to conduct a blood draw on the driver. Officials say the blood draw is just “standard procedure” and do not suspect impairment at this time; however, charges are pending according to the official report.
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