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Trash truck hits and kills cyclist, Richard Perty, in Fruit Cove

12:44 PM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A fatal crash involving a trash truck and a cyclist occurred mid-morning Friday.

The adult cyclist was hit near the Flora Branch Boulevard and Strawberry Lane area at the entrance of the Wood Bridge neighborhood in Fruit Cove, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

The cyclist has been identified by SJCSO as Richard Petry, 54.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing and charges are pending on the investigation.

UPDATE 8/26/13: The driver of the Seaboard Waste Systems truck has been identified by SJCSO as Fernando LaMota.


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