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73-year-old bicyclist struck and killed by city of West Palm Beach truck

Victim hit by vehicle that collects debris
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Posted at 12:50 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 16:33:26-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 73-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a city of West Palm Beach truck Wednesday morning, police said.

Police said a man riding a bicycle was hit by a city grapple truck, which collects debris and yard waste, around 7:36 a.m. near the intersection of South Olive Avenue and Wenonah Place.

Sgt. David Lefont said the truck and bicyclist were both at the intersection when the two collided, killing the bicyclist.

Police said the bicyclist and truck collided when the truck, which was heading north, made a right turn onto Wenonah Place, traveling at about 5 mph.

The bicyclist, identified as Charles Lomrantz of West Palm Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said it is unclear what direction Lomrantz was traveling before the wreck.

Police said investigators are asking anyone who witnessed, or has video evidence of the crash, to contact the West Palm Beach Police Department at 561-822-1900.