Bicyclist killed by semi in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist and semi truck.

The crash was reported at 6:35 a.m. on Friday.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said that it happened on Old Berkley Road in the Auburndale area.

The bicyclist died in the crash.

As of 8:35 a.m. on Friday morning, Old Berkley Road is closed from Gapway Road to Fish Haven Road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

No other details have been released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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