2nd person dies in group of bicyclists hit by car in Broward County

Posted at 7:25 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 11:05:37-05

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a second bicyclist has died after a distracted driver crashed into a group of riders over the weekend.

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Davie police Sgt. Mark Leone told news outlets Tuesday that 62-year-old Carlos Rodriguez died after undergoing surgery at a Fort Lauderdale hospital.

Police say 33-year-old driver Nicole Vanderweit struck a group of six bike riders Sunday morning. She told investigators she was distracted by something in the passenger compartment. She also said the sun was shining directly in her face.

Officials say 53-year-old Denise Marsh was declared dead shortly after the crash.

One other rider remained hospitalized Tuesday. Two others were treated and released. A teen was scraped up but not hospitalized.

The crash remains under investigation. Police say alcohol and speed weren't a factor.

No charges have been filed.