HILLSBOORUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash in Bloomingdale.
On Saturday, at around 5:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Nature’s Way Boulevard and Golf Meadow Boulevard, where a vehicle had overturned and hit a bicyclist.
While traveling southbound on Nature’s Way Boulevard, the driver of the 2018 silver Kia Stinger lost control of the vehicle, hit a tree, and then hit the bicyclist. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The bicyclist was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.
“Our traffic homicide detectives are processing the scene and waiting for toxicology results that would reveal whether alcohol was a factor in this crash,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “At this point, we know the vehicle was driving over the speed limit. This is a tragic example of the importance of obeying traffic laws and making safety the top priority. Tonight, one person is dead and another is fighting for their life due to reckless driving.”
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information that may be useful to the investigation is urged to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.