Bicyclist Dies in Hit and Run Crash
Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Riverview man died Sunday (Sept. 23) when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a driver who fled the scene, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
John Dilgard, 73, of Riverview, died at the scene.
The crash happened about 12:42 a.m. on King’s Avenue S in Hillsborough County.
Mr. Dilgard was riding a yellow Duna mountain bike southbound on Kings Avenue when he was struck from behind. Deputies said citizens called 911 to report a person down at Kings Avenue S near the intersection of Calm Drive.
Deputies and paramedics from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue answered the calls and found Mr. Dilgard deceased at the scene. Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to this crash.
Deputies said a potential suspect and vehicle have been found and charges are pending.
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