Bicyclist killed in Pasco crash

PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A bicyclist was hit and killed on a Pasco County road early Saturday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened at the intersection of westbound State Road 54 and Carpenters Run before 8 a.m. Paul Joseph Mast, 38, of Land O’ Lakes, was driving his 2013 Nissan Juke west on SR 54in the center lane.

Franklin K. Williams, 54, of Tampa, was biking along the roadway edge going west as well. Mast was passing another car when he hit the bicycle.

Williams died at the scene from his injuries.

According to FHP, Mast was not drunk and was wearing his seatbelt. Alcohol was not a factor for the bicyclist either.

FHP will continue to investigate, the charges in the case are pending.

Stay with WFLA for more on this developing story.

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