Butler County Sheriff's deputies were called to an accident involving a car and a bicycle around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.


Butler County Sheriff's deputies were called to an accident involving a car and a bicycle around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The bicycle rider, El Dorado optometrist Dr. Roger Joyce, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred on US 54/77 just south of SW 80th Street in the southbound lane.  

The passenger car struck the bicycle in the rear with the front right area of the car, causing Joyce to hit the hood and then the windshield.

According to law enforcement, it appeared that Joyce was close to the outside shoulder of the roadway when he was struck.

The 36-year-old driver and his three-year-old passenger were not injured.