MIRAMAR, Fla. – A bicyclist was killed in a crash early Monday in Miramar.
The fatal crash occurred about 4:30 a.m. along Southwest 184th Avenue near Southwest 25th Street in the Sunset Lakes community.
Police said two bicyclists, a man and a woman, were traveling north on Southwest 184th Avenue when one of them collided with a black Range Rover.
The man riding the bicycle, identified as Terrence Broussard, died at the scene. Police said the woman, who is Broussard's longtime girlfriend, was not struck, but witnessed the crash.
Anna Zadow told Local 10 News that she was riding in front of Broussard when the crash happened.
"There was no screeching. All I heard was the loud boom from the car hitting Terrence," Zadow said.
She said she knew right away that her boyfriend would not make it.
"Terrence flew by me and hit the ground, and I knew he was dead because of the way he landed," Zadow said.
A view from Sky 10 showed front-end damage to the hood of the Range Rover.
Police said the driver of the Range Rover, identified as Max Roberts, remained at the scene. Police said Roberts claimed that he did not see the bicyclist.
Investigators are trying to determine who was at fault or if any charges will be filed.
Broussard's girlfriend said the two had cycled the same route often and debated whether to go bicycling Monday morning because of the weather. She said they decided last minute to go.
According to Zadow, Broussard was struck near where the bike lane ends. She said the two always tried to hug the shoulder as close as possible.
"It's in a well-lit area and that's why we are there," Zadow said. "We traveled down that road because the lights go all the way down, so we can see and are not in the dark. That's why we choose that route."
Broussard is survived by his girlfriend and their daughter.
"He was a tough guy," Zadow said. "He was a strong human, and he always kept us safe and I wasn't able to keep him safe."