- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A dancer from Brazil with the Sarasota Ballet was killed when he was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle.

Sarasota police say 20-year-old Pedro Pupa died Wednesday.

Pupa had recently concluded his second season with the company, which he joined after training at the Miami City Ballet School. He had danced featured roles in several ballets.

Authorities say Pupa was hit by a large delivery truck after leaving the company’s studios. The truck, driven by 58-year-old Willie G. Burns of Tampa, was making a right turn into a service entrance leading to the museum and pulled in front of Pupa as he was approaching the road. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1tLbG5U) reports that Burns was charged with violation of right of way to a bicyclist.


Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, https://www.heraldtribune.com

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