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Sarasota Police Investigating Traffic Fatality

Post Date:02/04/2019 10:36 AM

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. 



2-3-2019 Traffic Fatality Waldemere US 41

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