A 33-year-old bicyclist was killed after he was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 98 Saturday morning. Kurt Lang Frankel, of Atlanta, Ga., was stuck by an eastbound car on Hwy 98 just past County Road 283 about 8:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Frankel was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast where he was pronounced dead at 9:16 a.m.
Alexandra Elise Alford, 19 of Miramar Beach, was driving a Mercedes Benz C240 east in the outside lane of Hwy 98, according to the release. Frankel had been riding east on the shoulder of the highway.
Alford's car struck Frankel from behind, ejecting him from the bicycle, according to the release.
Frankel was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but sustained significant injuries. He was riding a Scott bicycle, estimated to be worth $4,000, according to the release.
Alford was not injured in the wreck and alcohol was not a factor, according to the release.
Charges are pending, according to the FHP.