Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
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Sarasota Police Investigating Traffic Fatality
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are continuing their investigation into a traffic fatality that occurred Sunday morning at the intersection of Waldemere Street and South Tamiami Trail (US 41). The intersection was closed from approximately 1 a.m. until 5 a.m.
At approximately 1 a.m., a vehicle struck and killed a bicyclist in the northbound lanes of South Tamiami Trail. The vehicle was located several blocks north with two individuals inside who suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The next of kin of the bicyclist has not been notified. It is believed that speed was a factor in the crash. It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.