UPDATE (07/29/22 2:30 A.M.): A 74-year-old Chipley man is dead after being struck by an unknown vehicle while riding his bike on State Road 20 East, southwest of Bob Mayo Lane.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 9:58 p.m. on Thursday.
Upon arrival, troopers say they found the 74-year-old bicyclist lying in the roadway and unresponsive.
They also discovered a red Ford Explorer on the grass shoulder of State Road 20.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a witness at the scene said he saw an unknown vehicle strike the bicyclist, and before he was able to warn other drivers, an unknown vehicle ran over the victim lying in the roadway, followed by a mini van, followed by the ford explorer.
The witness said the unknown vehicle and the minivan fled the scene.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 45-year-old driver of the red Ford Explorer and his two passengers were unharmed.
No other injuries were reported.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.
CLARKSVILLE, Fla. (WMBB) – The Florida Highway Patrol was called to an accident Thursday night on Highway 20 and Bob Mayo Ln just inside the Calhoun County line.
Lt. Jason King with the Florida Highway Patrol said a pedestrian was struck by multiple cars and was killed.
State Road 20 has been completely shut down as of Thursday night.
We will have more details as they become available. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.