Cyclist killed in collision with tractor-trailer on Hutchinson Island

British stone. Lucie County, Fla. — A 61-year-old man from Canada died Friday morning when he was involved in a bicycle crash on Hutchinson Island.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident occurred just after 8:30 a.m. while traveling along A1A, a few miles south of Clipper Boulevard.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Authorities said the man was riding his bicycle northbound on the sidewalk when he was trying to cross the road when he was hit by a southbound tractor-trailer.