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Bicyclist killed in North Fort Myers crash overnight

Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 10:45:31-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- One bicyclist has been killed in an overnight crash in North Fort Myers.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 41 near Magnolia Landing Lane.

Florida Highway Patrol and Lee County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene and had northbound lanes shut down for about three and a half hours. Those lanes are back open.

According to FHP, 58-year-old Robert Sciolino of Cape Coral was riding a bicycle in the northbound right lane of U.S. 41 when a pickup truck hit him from behind.

Sciolino was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier this year, Fox 4 spoke to Sciolino, who has fought for changes to safety laws regarding bicyclists.

The crash remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help Sciolino's family.