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Driver charged with vehicular homicide in deadly crash with bicyclist

Police say Philip Henkin was driving northbound in the southbound lane when he failed to navigate a curve and hit the bicyclist head-on.
Credit: Tampa Police Department

TAMPA, Fla. — A bicyclist is dead and a driver is behind bars after a wrong-way collision in Tampa Thursday morning.

Police say around 7:30 a.m., Philip Henkin, 58, was driving his Tesla northbound in the southbound lane of Lizards Tail Road near Park Center Drive at a high rate of speed.

While Henkin was steering along a curve, officers say he hit a bicyclist head-on before crashing into a tree.

The bicyclist died at the scene. Henkin was taken to the hospital.

Henkin was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide.

The crash remains under investigation.