Truck strikes, kills bicyclist along Manatee road

MANATEE — A 66-year-old woman was killed Sunday afternoon after a pick-up truck struck the rear of her bicycle on Whitfield Avenue near Treymore Court.

The woman was in the westbound bicycle lane on Whitfield Avenue at 1:45 p.m. when the right front wheel of a 2009 Chevrolet truck, driven by Mark D. Ruben of Sarasota, struck the rear wheel of her Fuji bike, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The victim, whose address was listed as University Park, was wearing a helmet, the report stated.

Charges are pending against Ruben, who was also traveling westbound on Whitfield, the report stated.

Ruben was not hurt in the accident, according to the report.