Florida bicyclist struck, killed by tractor-trailer

FROSTPROOF, Fla. — Authorities say a 20-year-old bicyclist has died after he was hit by a tractor-trailer in Central Florida.

Polk County Sheriff's officials say the crash happened Monday afternoon in Frostproof. Deputies say Daniel Paul Smith died a short time later at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

The Orlando Sentinel reports 29-year-old Levon S. Garcia was traveling south on U.S Highway 27 when he struck Smith, who was on the right shoulder of the road.

Deputies say Smith was thrown from the bicycle.

The crash remains under investigation.

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