VENICE - A 54–year–old man was struck on his bicycle and killed late last night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 9:17 p.m. just north of Rockley Boulevard on US 41.

35–year–old Stephen Terrell of North Port was traveling north on 41 when he struck the unidentified 54–year–old man. The victim's identity is being withheld until his family has been notified.

It is not believed that alcohol was a factor. Terrell is cooperating in the investigation, which shutdown all northbound lanes of 41 at Rockley Boulevard. The lanes have since re–opened.