PALM BAY, Florida –Palm Bay Police Traffic Homicide Investigators responded to the intersection of Palm Bay Road and Clearmont Street just before 7 a.m. today following reports of a vehicle striking a bicyclist.
When the officers arrived, a man was found in the roadway with severe head injuries.
The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and was later identified as 40-year-old Danny Simpson of Palm Bay.
Police say that the investigation revealed Simpson was attempting to cross Palm Bay Road from Clearmont Street against a red traffic signal. East and westbound traffic on Palm Bay Road proceeded through a green traffic signal. Simpson was struck by a 1992 Chevy pickup truck traveling east.
The driver of the vehicle was not found at fault. A police department victim advocate responded to the scene as family members arrived.
The roadway is currently open to traffic and the scene has been cleared.