Authorities are investigating after a bicyclist was killed in a crash involving a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy in Pompano Beach Tuesday.
The crash happened just after 3 p.m. in the 1500 block of N. Dixie Highway. The bicyclist, whose name wasn't released, was killed at the scene.
Officials said the deputy was responding to a call in an SUV but didn't have lights or sirens on when the cyclist was struck. They were both traveling in the same direction, but it's possible the person wobbled or fell off the bike before impact, officials said.
There is also a bike path where the incident happened but it's unclear if the cyclist was on the path.
BSO deputies are investigating the crash and have closed N. Dixie Highway from the 1000 block to the 15000 block.
According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, the deputy was on assignment responding to an audible alarm call. He did not have his lights or sirens on.
BSO's preliminary investigation shows both the bicyclist and the deputy were traveling in the same direction. It is not clear how the crash occurred, but we know victim died on scene.
"It's possible that the bicycle tire could have gotten stuck on the tracks, based on the information that witnesses said," BSO official Veda Coleman-Wright said. "He may have fallen down before he was even struck."