Update: Cyclist Killed Near Kennedy Space Center Gate
By Space Coast Daily // July 24, 2012
Struck From Behind By Car
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a cyclist this morning near one of the gates to the Kennedy Space Center.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Wanda Diaz said Colin P. Bateman of Cocoa, 44, was riding a bicycle on State Road 3 on Merritt Island about 8:40 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2004 Honda CRV driven by Yvonne Price of Orlando, 46.
Price told investigators she had just passed another automobile on the left and had re-entered the right lane and wasn’t aware how rapidly she was gaining on the cyclist.
The accident happened about half a mile south of the Gate 3 entrance to Kennedy Space Center.
Bateman was declared dead at the scene of the accident.
FHP troopers are continuing their investigation and charges are pending.