MARION COUNTY, Florida—The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for an SUV that hit a Umatilla bicyclist early Friday morning, killing him.
The 44-year-old man, identified by his sister as Patrick Williams, was riding in an unknown direction in the outside southbound lane of U.S. Highway 441 near Del Webb Boulevard in an unknown direction, when he was struck by an SUV traveling south.
The SUV struck the bicycle and fled the scene; the bicycle was not equipped with illumination devices, FHP said. Williams was pronounced deceased on the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue shortly before 5 a.m. Friday. FHP is searching for the driver and the vehicle they believe to be a silver or grey Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, or C Series/K Series 1500, 1500 HD, 2500 HD or 3500 HD between the model years of 1994 and 1998. If you have information, call *FHP on your cell phone.