MARION COUNTY, FL – A bicycle rider died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Marion County early Friday morning, reports WESH.
The accident happened on US-441 south near Dell Webb Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol found that a man was riding a bicycle on the outside shoulder of the highway when he was hit by a vehicle. The victim, a 44-year-old man from Umatilla, was pronounced dead at the scene. The bicycle did not have any lights on it at the time, according to the FHP.
The driver and the vehicle involved are now being sought by state troopers, who described the vehicle as a silver or gray Chevy Tahoe, GMC Suburban, Chevy pickup or GMC pickup from 1994-1998.
Anyone with further information regarding the incident was asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.
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