Florida bicyclist killed in crash on U.S. 17 near Georgetown

troot@thesunnews.comJanuary 7, 2013 

— A bicyclist became the first person killed on Georgetown County road this year, when he died after a crash with a vehicle early Monday on U.S. 17 near the bridges going into Georgetown, according to authorities.

The crash was reported in the northbound lanes of U.S. 17 near the bridges at the entrance to the city, said Bob Beebe, public information officer for Midway Fire, which responded to the scene.

William Carlo Dominguez, 43, of Leesburg, Fla., died from head trauma at 7:30 a.m. Monday while he was at the Georgetown Hospital emergency room, Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson said. Dominguez had been visiting the area.

The crash happened about 6:55 a.m. on U.S. 17 about 1.3 miles from Georgetown, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

A 2009 Ford pickup truck and the bicyclist were going north on U.S. 17 when the crash occurred.

The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt, Collins said.

A portion of the road was closed for the investigation during the crash.

The S.C. Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash to determine who was at fault, Collins said.

No other information was available Monday.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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