Bicyclist killed near USF Riverfront Park

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - A bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Sunday near the entrance of the USF Riverfront Park on Fletcher Avenue.

The victim is identified as Robert Nielbalec, 52, a Temple Terrace resident. The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m.

According to a Sheriff's Office statement, a Ford Five Hundred driven by Christina Perenzuela was traveling eastbound on Fletcher when she apparently lost control and hit Neilbalec, who was in the designated bicycle lane.

Perenzuela was traveling at a high rate of speed in tandem with a 2001 Honda driven by Armando Perez, Jr. It's not clear if the two drivers were racing, according to the statement.

No charges have been filed. The investigation remains open.

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