ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager is dead and another is in critical condition after a car hit the bicycle they were riding near Orlando.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the hit-and-run crash happened around 3:20 a.m. Friday, ejecting both teens from the bike. A black Mercedes fled the scene.
According to FHP, the bicycle was not in a crosswalk as it crossed State Road 50.
Authorities are searching for a black Mercedes, which likely has extensive front-end and windshield damage. Troopers are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.
FHP says 17-year-old Melanie Luque died at the scene and 18-year-old Travis Luque Exposito was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
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