Bicyclist dies, Orlando officer hurt in crash

Police say officer suffered minor injuries, expected to be released

Author: Troy Blevins, Online Editor, Producer
Published On: Dec 30 2013 07:53:38 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 30 2013 08:53:32 AM EST
Cyclist dies in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. -

A bicyclist was killed and an Orlando police officer was taken to a hospital after a crash Sunday evening.

The crash, involving a marked Orlando Police Department vehicle and an adult bicyclist, happened before 7:30 p.m. Sunday on South Kirkman Road near Pine Shadows, south of LB McLeod, according to police.

Police said the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer suffered minor injuries, was taken to a hospital.  The officer was expected to be released, authorities said.

Witnesses said the officer was not at fault for the crash and was traveling at a normal rate of speed, according to Orlando police.

Police said the crash was not at an intersection.