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Police: 1 cyclist dead, 1 critical after car hits 14 bikers in Davie

Posted: 1:48 PM, Nov 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-26 08:51:27-05
Police: 1 cyclist dead, 1 critical after car hits 14 bikers in Davie

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a distracted driver hit a cycling group along a South Florida road, killing a 53-year-old woman and injuring six others.

The SunSentinel reports that 33-year-old driver Nicole Vanderweit told investigators she was distracted by something in the passenger compartment. She also said the sun was shining directly in her face, contributing to the Sunday morning crash.

Davie police Sgt. Mark Leone says there are no signs Vanderweit was impaired or speeding. She was cooperative with investigators, allowing them to download potential crash data from the car as well as contents of her cell phone. Vanderweit has not been charged, pending the investigation.

The newspaper identified the woman who died as Denise Marsh, part of the Cycling Family Broward.