Bicyclist Crossing Sikes Boulevard Dies After Car Hits Him

A bicyclist crossing Sikes Boulevard into traffic was hit by a car and died at the scene Friday night, Lakeland police said. The bike rider was identified as Byron P. Haas, 39, of 1212 Hartsell Avenue.

Police said witnesses told them Haas did not have the right away and was not in the pedestrian pathway when he rode into Sikes just north of Ariana Street around 7:15 p.m.

He was hit by a car driven north on Sikes by Henry L. Goodman, 67, of Mulberry.

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No charges have been filed, and the investigation continues, sp0kesman Gary Gross said in a news release.

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