Bicyclist Dies in N. Roosevelt Crash

The victim of this morning’s [October 9, 2018] fatal crash has been identified as Ragnar V. Hammerberg, 73, of Key West. Hammerberg was pronounced dead at 6:52 a.m. Both the bicycle and a red Ford Ranger, driven by Kirk Meznarich of Summerland Key, were headed eastbound on North Roosevelt Blvd. The crash occurred in front of Mattress Firm on North Roosevelt Boulevard.

The outbound lanes of No. Roosevelt remain closed while the investigation continues. Motorist are urged to use an alternate route.

More details will be released as they come available.

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Amber Nolan is a restless travel writer who calls Key West home. Her work has appeared on USA Today,, Cruise Critic, Frommers, and several other travel publications. Amber’s most unusual project involved hitchhiking on small airplanes to 49 states, during which time she spent two years on the road, or rather, “on the skyways.” She is currently working on a book that documents the unusual journey and provides insight into the aviation community. Before getting into travel writing, Amber worked for an activist, investigative newspaper in London, so joining forces with the Blue Paper allows her to go back to her muckraking roots. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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