Published: May 09, 2011 4:19 AM EDT
Updated: May 07, 2011 5:21 PM EDT

SANIBEL, Fla. - A woman is dead after an accident that closed traffic on the Sanibel Causeway on Saturday afternoon.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Tracey Klienpell, 46, of Fort Myers, was on a bicycle heading toward the island when she was hit by a vehicle heading toward mainland Lee County.  The impact of the crash sent the woman over the side of the bridge railing and into the water below.  

A boater nearby pulled the woman from the water and brought her to shore, however witnesses and first responders were unable to save her.