2 people dead after pair of car and bicycle crashes in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Two people have died in two, unrelated car and bicycle crashes in Clay County on Saturday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP said the first crash happened just before 7:30 p.m. at night on North Mimosa Avenue near County Road 218 in Middleburg. Investigators said the driver of a sedan hit a 45-year-old male bicyclist and fled the scene. The bicyclist died before reaching the hospital. He was not wearing a helmet, according to the FHP report.

FHP is asking anyone with information about the crash to come forward immediately.

The second crash happened about 30 minutes later at the intersection of Old Jennings Road and Long Bay Road. FHP investigators are still working to learn what happened but said the bicyclist and a white 2013 Ford F-250 collided, killing the bicyclist. The 39-year-old bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.

The 65-year-old driver involved in the accident stopped and is cooperating with the police.

Drivers may encounter some roadblocks in the area. Expect delays and prepare to slow down.

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