Published: Aug 26, 2010 6:05 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 26, 2010 3:05 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy ran over and killed a bicyclist in central Florida.

Authorities say the deputy was heading to central booking in his patrol car Wednesday night when he hit a man riding a mountain bike.

Authorities say the deputy didn't see the man until after he hit him. They say the man was wearing dark clothing and there was no street light. They also say the bike had no headlights or taillights.

The man died at the scene.

Authorities say the deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is routine during such investigations.