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Bicyclist killed while crossing Tampa road

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A bicyclist was killed Sunday morning when he was struck while attempting to cross West Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa.

According to Tampa police, 44-year-old Jerome Thomas, address unavailable, was attempting to cross West Hillsborough Avenue northbound, about 300 feet west of North Lois Avenue, around 5 a.m. but rode into oncoming traffic.

Police say Thomas was struck by 57-year-old Lorenzo Rodriguez, who was driving eastbound on West Hillsborough Avenue.

Thomas died at the scene, police say.

Police say Rodriguez did not see Thomas, who was wearing dark clothing, and was not cited in the crash.

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