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A Baton Rouge man died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Florida Boulevard Tuesday evening, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said Wednesday.

Steven Neal, 54, was riding eastbound on the Florida Boulevard service road in the center of the travel lane when the crash took place around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday not far from Ponderosa Drive, Coppola said in a news release.

A 71-year-old driver was also driving eastbound in a Chevrolet Traverse and struck Neal from behind. Neal, of 14740 Florida Blvd., was taken to a hospital in critical condition where he later died, Coppola said.

He said investigators observed that Neal was wearing dark clothing and did not have any illumination on his bike. The crash remains under investigation. 

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