FHP looking for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Southbound U.S. 441
Southbound U.S. 441 in Marion County, where an unknown vehicle struck and killed a bicyclist Friday morning.
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Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is asking for the public to help locate a vehicle investigators say was used in a fatal hit-and-run in Marion County Friday morning.

Around 4:30 a.m., a vehicle traveling south on U.S. 441 near Del Webb Blvd. struck and killed a 44-year-old Umatilla man, who was riding a bicycle with no illumination devices. It is unknown which direction the bicycle was traveling at the time of the accident.

"The front of the vehicle struck the bicyclist within the outside lane," FHP reported.

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The vehicle fled the scene, but investigators say it was "the suspect vehicle is "a 1994-1998 silver or gray Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban or C series/K series, 1500, 1500 HD, 2500 HD, or 3500 HD."

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It's very sad the someone could hit and leave some in the street perhaps to die. I hear other cars also him this man, but that's still awful. I couldn't.or wouldnt be able to live with myself. I pray this person calls and turns this in .I am very said for his family and friends God Bless

Lou Cummings

Today's modern adults have no morals at all. Just entitled selfishness, and blatant lying.