Alcohol involved in overnight fatal bicycle crash

OLDSMAR, Fla. - Pinellas County Sheriff deputies are investigating an overnight fatality involving a bicyclist and a pickup truck.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. Friday when William Cowan, 53, was pulling out of a driveway in his Dodge Ram on Tampa Road.

As Cowan started to pull forward a bicyclist crossed in  front of him. The impact pinned the bicyclist, Vitalii Karpenko, 29, under the pickup truck. He later died of his injuries.

Deputies believe alcohol may have contributed to the crash. It is unknown which driver may have been impaired.

 

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