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Pinellas Park cyclist dies after crash with car

Published:   |   Updated: June 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

A 27-year-old man has died after he was he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle Friday night in Seminole.

David Gaddy, of Pinellas Park, was hit after riding into the path of a Chrysler Pacifica traveling south on Park Street, near 16th Avenue North, at about 10:34 p.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Gaddy was thrown from his bike and taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Deputies said Gaddy was crossing Park Street mid-block, not in a crosswalk, and did not have the right of way.

His bicycle was not equipped with lights or reflectors, deputies said.

The driver of the car, 52-year-old John Patrick Campbell, was not injured.

Deputies said that alcohol or controlled substances do appear to be a factor in the crash for Gaddy, but not for Campbell.

The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate.