Bicyclist dies in crash involving Broward Sheriff's Office deputy

Crash closes portion of North Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach

By Tim Swift - Digital Editor

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy driving an SUV struck and killed a bicyclist Tuesday in Pompano Beach.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the deputy was responding to an alarm call when the crash occurred around 3 p.m. at North Dixie Highway and Northwest 15th Place.

Coleman-Wright said that investigators do not believe that speed was a factor in crash. The deputy did not appear to have his lights and siren on before the crash, she said.

The man riding the bicycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Based on some of the information that the witnesses said, he may have fallen down before he was even struck," Coleman-Wright said.

She said the Broward Sheriff's Office would release the names of the victim and the deputy involved in the crash on Wednesday.

Deputies closed a portion of North Dixie Highway, which caused traffic delays Tuesday evening in the Pompano Beach area.

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