PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Chad Bennett, of St. Petersburg, Florida, has been identified as the bicyclist fatally struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning in Pinellas County.

Bennett, 37, was killed in a bicycle-versus-vehicle collision near St. Petersburg Sunday morning.

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According to reports, Bennett was operating a bicycle on 2nd Avenue North, North Downtown in St. Petersburg, when the bike came into contact with a Toyota RAV4 around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Bennett was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Bennett:

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Geo quick facts: Pinellas County is a county located on the west central coast of the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 916,542. The county is part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clearwater is the county seat, and St. Petersburg is the largest city – Wikipedia.

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