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Bicyclist killed in crash on 15th Street in Panama City

A man is dead after a crash involving a bicycle and a van on 15th Street in Panama City.
A man is dead after a crash involving a bicycle and a van on 15th Street in Panama City.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 3:51 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -

UPDATE: 4/7/2021 9:15 P.M. - Panama City Police have identified the man hit and killed while riding his bicycle Wednesday on Highway 98.

Police say the man is Zachary Fitts, 23, of Panama City.

Police say Fitts was riding his bike eastbound on Highway 98 near Florida Avenue when he tried to cross the busy roadway.

They say a vehicle traveling westbound was unable to avoid him.

Traffic was diverted from the area for more than three hours after the crash.

Police say they’re still investigating the incident and ask if anyone has information about it to contact them at (850) 872-3100.

A bicyclist is dead after a crash on 15th Street in Panama City Wednesday afternoon.

Panama City Police say a man rode a bike out into 15th Street near Florida Avenue. Police say a van driving west was unable to avoid the bicyclist and hit him.

Police say the road will be closed for several hours and to avoid the area. Traffic is being diverted from the area.

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