Troopers: Former Florida politician dies in bike crash

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a former central Florida politician was struck and killed while riding his bicycle.

Troopers say 61-year-old Frank Attkisson was riding his bike around 7 p.m. Thursday when a car hit him. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

The incident report says 26-year-old Kirstie Jean Knoebel was driving behind Attkisson and rammed into the back of his bike. She wasn't injured and alcohol isn't suspected as a cause of the crash.

Local news outlets report Attkisson was elected to the Osceola County Commission in 2010. He also served as a city of Kissimmee commissioner and mayor and served in the Florida House of Representatives for eight years.

© 2017 Associated Press


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