POMPANO BEACH, FL - Detectives are investigating after a bicycle rider was struck and killed by a vehicle in Pompano Beach Friday.
According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, the victim was 43-year-old Jose Deras of Pompano Beach. Investigators said he was riding a Resonance DBX bicycle east across the north/south lanes of South Andrews Avenue when the accident occurred at about 4:42 p.m.
The driver of a Chrysler 200 sedan was headed north on South Andrews Avenue approaching the intersection with Southwest Sixth Street and saw Deras swerve to the right.
The driver, 41-year-old Love Lie Aime of Pompano Beach, applied the brakes but the front of the Chrysler hit the front tire of the bicycle and Deras was propelled north. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Aime stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
BSO detectives do not believe excessive speed, driver impairment or mechanical malfunction contributed to the crash.
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