South Walton Car - Bicycle Accident Kills One Person

A Car-Bicycle crash in Miramar Beach Monday night killed the bike rider. The mishap happened on Highway 98 at Hidden Dunes Drive shortly before 10:00 PM.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 19 year old Galina Bumbalova of Santa Rosa Beach was riding a bike in the bicycle lane on the south side of Highway 98. For some unknown reason a car driven by 22 year old Aaron Croy Shipes, also of Santa Rosa Beach, veered into the bicycle lane and hit the rear of Bumblova’s bike.

The bike and its rider were knocked onto the sidewalk and then into a utility pole.

The bicyclist died at Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast a short while later.

Troopers say charges are pending.

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