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Bicyclist killed in collision with garbage truck in Fruit Cove

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Updated: 8/23/2013 2:34 pm
FRUIT COVE, Fla. -- A bicyclist is dead following a crash with a garbage truck in Fruit Cove.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says there are detours around the crash scene at Flora Branch Boulevard and Strawberry Lane, at the entrance to the Wood Bridge subdivision.

The crash happened just after 9 a.m. Deputies said the bicyclist died at the scene.

Authorities say expect traffic delays in the area for the duration of the investigation.

The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Richard Norman Petry of St. Johns.

Charges are pending against the driver of the Seaboard Waste Systems garbage truck, driven by Fernando LaMota of St. Augustine.
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