Man dies in fatal bike accident in Oldsmar

Pinellas County, Florida -- A man exiting a driveway hit and killed a bicyclist on Tampa Road.

According to reports, 53-year-old William Cowan was exiting a driveway access at from Tampa Road and was attempting a westbound turn onto Tampa Road.

29-year-old Vitalii Karpenko was riding a bicycle eastbound on the north sidewalk of Tampa Road. As Cowan began to accelerate his Dodge Ram Pickup, he struck Karpenko who was attempting to cross the driveway access in front of Cowan's vehicle. Karpenko became pinned under Cowan's vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.

Detectives say alcohol may be a contributing factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.


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