Bicyclist dies after being struck by garbage truck in Miami

MIAMI – A bicyclist was killed Wednesday morning in a crash involving a garbage truck in the city of Miami, authorities confirmed.

According to Miami police, the crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. in the area of West Flagler Street and Eighth Avenue.

The victim was identified by police only as a Black adult male.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Flagler Street was shut down between Seventh to Eighth Avenue after the crash.

The garbage truck belongs to Coastal Waste and Recycling. The company told Local 10 News they are cooperating with law enforcement to determine the circumstances around this accident and, for now, they don’t plan to provide any other information.

No other details were immediately released by authorities.

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