Police: Alcohol May Have Been a Factor in Deadly Bicycle Crash

Clearwater Police have identified a bicyclist killed Thursday night on Drew Street. They also released new details about the crash

Clearwater Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a deadly crash involving a car and a bicyclist Thursday night.

Investigators say Henry Rackard, 57, of Clearwater was trying to cross from the north side of Drew Street to the south side when he was hit by a 1994 Buick driven by Milton Lee Smallwood, 54. It happened at 6:36 pm near the intersection of Drew Street and North Evergreen Avenue. Rackard died at the scene, said Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman. 

Friday evening, Clearwater Police said in a news release that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but no other details were given.

The area surrounding the accident was closed for a few hours for the investigation.

*Updated 7:43 p.m. Friday Nov. 16

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