January 15, 2021

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The man killed in Monday’s crash involving two vehicles and a bicycle in Ponte Vedra has been identified by his family as 77-year-old Tim O’Brien, a former ABC News correspondent of more than 20 years.

Bicyclist killed in crash identified as longtime ABC News correspondent

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O’Brien’s wife, Guadalupe “Petie” O’Brien, said she and her husband bought a home in Northeast Florida after he retired. She said O’Brien loved bicycling and went on rides nearly every day.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was driving north on State Road A1A in the left turn lane at Mickler Road while O’Brien was on the southbound sidewalk on his bicycle. The truck attempted to turn left onto Mickler Road, but collided with a sedan driving south, causing the car to travel off the road and hit O’Brien.

Petie O’Brien said they moved to the area to be closer to Tim O’Brien’s twin brother. She said O’Brien used to lead bicycle tours, and their family would travel around the world to ride with groups of people.



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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The 77-year-old bicyclist killed Monday after he was caught up in a crash near Mickler’s Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach was a retired correspondent with ABC News.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the bicyclist died at the scene after a collision with the front of the truck on A1A near Mickler Road on Monday afternoon. The victim’s widow has identified the bicyclist as Tim O’Brien.

Troopers said a pickup truck was traveling northbound on State Road A1A in the left turn lane at Mickler Road around 1:30 p.m. The truck then attempted to turn left onto Mickler Road and collided with the left side of a car that was traveling southbound on State Road A1A.

After the collision with the truck, according to FHP, the car traveled off the roadway onto the right shoulder and collided with the bicyclist on the sidewalk.

The Florida Highway said both drivers remained at the scene and suffered minor injuries. It’s unclear if any charges are pending.

O’Brien was an attorney and covered the U.S. Supreme Court for ABC News for more than 22 years. He was a recognized expert on the court and its justices. He later won an Emmy Award for his contributions to CNN’s coverage of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

In an article he wrote for the website of his alma mater, Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia, O’Brian wrote: “What may give me the greatest satisfaction of all may be the accumulation of memories over the years. I savor them all, bitter and sweet.”

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The man killed in Monday’s crash involving two vehicles and a bicycle in Ponte Vedra has been identified by his family as 77-year-old Tim O’Brien, a former ABC News correspondent of more than 20 years.



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O’Brien’s wife, Guadalupe “Petie” O’Brien, said she and her husband bought a home in Northeast Florida after he retired. She said O’Brien loved bicycling and went on rides nearly every day.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was driving north on State Road A1A in the left turn lane at Mickler Road while O’Brien was on the southbound sidewalk on his bicycle. The truck attempted to turn left onto Mickler Road, but collided with a sedan driving south, causing the car to travel off the road and hit O’Brien.

This is a developing story. First Coast News will continue to bring you updates.

RELATED: Bicyclist killed in Ponte Vedra crash identified as 77-year-old man

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