Updating Breaking News: Fatal hit-and-run in Alachua County kills Gainesville man

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The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a hit-and-run incident last night at approximately 8:56 pm in Alachua County.

According to the FHP report, an unknown vehicle was traveling southbound on SE 27th Street in Gainesville when it collided with a 45-year-old man from Gainesville on a bicycle who was traveling south on the southbound shoulder. Due to the collision, the man was separated from the bicycle, and was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS. According to the report, the vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The vehicle is believed to be a silver 2008-2011 Hyundai Accent. It is currently unknown if it is a 4-door or 2-door sedan. The passenger side of the front bumper will be missing as well as sections of the passenger side headlight lens and reflective backing. The headlight could still be working. The vehicle may have damage to the hood and windshield towards the passenger side. If located or further information is known, please contact Lieutenant Patrick Riordan with the Florida Highway Patrol.

The hit-and-run is under investigation, and the FHP did not release the name of the deceased man.

This is a breaking news story, and may be updated if more details are known.

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