By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 25, 2016
MARIANNA, Fla. -- A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a pickup truck in Jackson County.
On March 24th, officers with the Marianna Police Department responded to Lafayette Street, east of Milton Avenue, in reference to a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.
A traffic crash investigation determined that a Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling east on Lafayette Street.
A bicyclist, identified as 66-year-old JC Rhyne Jr., of Marianna, was entering the roadway from the south side of Lafayette Street, attempting to cross north.
According to Marianna Police, the bicyclist then traveled into the path of the pickup truck. The pickup struck the bicyclist, throwing the rider off of the bicycle.
Rhyne Jr. was taken to Jackson Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
The crash remains under investigation by the Marianna Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. The Marianna Fire Department, Jackson County Fire and Rescue, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.