MAIT Investigation

Pinellas Couty Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team

Samuel McVicker IV (Bicyclist – Deceased)
DOB: 04/15/1989
Address: 763 Patricia Avenue, Dunedin

Sofia Dothe-Tlanepantla (Driver – Uninjured)
DOB: 08/23/2005
Address: 1275 Belcher Road #31, Dunedin 
Vehicle: 2015 Toyota Rav4 

PINELLAS COUNTY – On Thursday, October 26, 2023, at approximately 11:07 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Patricia Avenue just south of Virginia Street in Dunedin for a vehicle vs bicyclist crash.

According to investigators, 34-year-old Samuel McVicker was riding his bicycle south on Patricia Avenue in the roadway without bicycle lights. 18-year-old Sofia Dothe-Tlanepantla was also traveling south on Patricia Avenue in her 2015 Toyota Rav4.

Investigators believe McVicker attempted to cross the southbound lanes of Patricia Avenue just south of Virginia Street on his bicycle when he was struck by Dothe-Tlanepantla.

McVicker was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 

Speed and impairment are not factors in the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

Posted by David Brenn Friday, October 27, 2023 3:39:00 AM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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