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52-year-old bicyclist killed in crash near West Palm Beach

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Posted at 8:14 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 08:31:54-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.  — A 52-year-old man on a bicycle was killed in a crash that involved three vehicles Wednesday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened at 6:34 p.m. at Military Trail and Marguerita Drive.

An incident report said a 2013 Mercedes C350 was traveling northbound on Military Trail, in the center lane, approaching the intersection of Marguerita Street.

A second vehicle, an Infinity Q60, was directly behind the Mercedes. A third vehicle, 2020 Ford F-150, was in the inside lane next to the Mercedes.

The person on the bicycle, identified as Eric Nylund, entered the northbound lanes of Military Trail crossing from west to east in front of the Mercedes.

PBSO said the driver of the Mercedes swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid Nyland.

However, the front passenger bumper of the Mercedes hit the rear tire of the bicycle, and the driver side of the Mercedes sideswiped the passenger side of the Ford F-150.

As the crash ensued, Nyland was thrown into the outside lane.

The driver of the Infinity swerved into the outside lane due to the actions of the Mercedes driver, said PBSO.

Investigators said the driver of the Mercedes did not see Nyland, and the front of the Infinity also hit the victim. Nyland was pronounced dead at the scene by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.