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Teen bicyclist critically injured when hit by car in Port Charlotte

Posted at 8:11 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-18 11:34:17-05

**UPDATE (11/17)** -- Family and FHP have announced that Dylan has passed away after being taken off life support Thursday.  Family members have set up a GoFundMe page for all funeral expenses. Click here to donate.


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Florida Highway Patrol wants information about a crash involving a car and bike, leaving that teenage bicyclist in critical condition.

It happened before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Florida Highway Patrol says 13-year old Dylan Rose was riding his bike on Dorchester Street near Kearney Avenue in Port Charlotte when he was hit from behind by a Chevy Cobalt.

Troopers are pressing charges against the driver, 80-year-old Joshua Salazar.

If you witnessed this crash you’re asked to contact FHP at (239) 344-1730 or remain anonymous by calling Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS.