GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville Police Department reports that a cyclist was killed yesterday after being hit by a vehicle.
Officers responded to the area of NW 23rd Avenue and NW 6th Street after receiving multiple calls regarding a cyclist who was struck by a vehicle and then trapped under the vehicle. The bicyclist was trauma-alerted to Shands and later succumbed to her injuries. The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing.
TV20 reported that witnesses said the victim was Loren Cava, who has been the subject of multiple investigations into the treatment of her dogs. Cava was found mentally incompetent to stand trial on animal cruelty charges on August 31, the day before she was hit by the car.
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