FHP: Driver under influence hits, kills bicyclist on Howard Frankland

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Two southbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa have reopened after an accident. The accident occurred Wednesday around 7:16 p.m.

A motorist driving under the influence hit a bicyclist, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. That motorist, William B. Matthews, 67, was traveling southbound in the outside lane, troopers said.

The bicyclist, John Brennan, 44, was traveling southbound in the shoulder, according to FHP. Matthews, in a 2016 Toyota Camry, entered the shoulder and hit Brennan, troopers said. Brennan died at the scene.

Matthews, from Bay Harbor Island, did not stop, according to FHP. He went southbound on I-275 and was stopped by troopers on Ulmerton Road.



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