Port St. Lucie police car hits, kills cyclist

Posted at 9:28 AM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 04:15:42-04

A 50-year-old bicyclist was killed in a crash with a Port St. Lucie police vehicle Monday night.

At 10:30 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said the cyclist, identified as Eric Stauber, was traveling northbound on the western sidewalk of SW Bayshore Boulevard approaching SW Swan Avenue.

A marked Port St. Lucie Police Department car, driven by Officer Steven Camara, 51, of Port St. Lucie was heading south on SW Bayshore Boulevard approaching SW Swan Avenue.

Before reaching the intersection, FHP says Stauber drove off the raised curbed sidewalk and fell onto the outside lane of SW Bayshore Blvd.

As the police vehicle, a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, was traveling southbound, its right-side tires collided with the cyclist.

Stauber was prounounced dead at the scene.

FHP said the cause of crash remains under investigation.