Motorized bicyclist dies following hit and run

Update (April 26, 11:53 am) Florida Highway Patrol reported on Twitter that a 55-year-old male driver of the Ford truck involved in this incident was located on Tuesday. 

(Our full original story)

A vehicle hit and killed a 28-year-old Starke man riding a motorized bicycle along State Road 24 on Monday morning.

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a vehicle traveling east around 12 a.m. on State Road 24 in the right lane struck the Starke bicyclist riding a motorized Schwinn bicycle on the eastbound shoulder about 1.1 miles west of NE 127th Street.

The bicyclist was ejected from the cycle into the eastbound ditch and the vehicle fled in an unknown direction. Emergency responders pronounced the cyclist dead at the scene. 

FHP investigators identified the vehicle as either a 1998-2004 era Ford pickup or a 2000-04 Ford Excursion SUV. FHP also reported the Ford should have significant damage to the passenger side headlight assembly.

FHP asks anyone with information about the Ford vehicle or driver involved in the collision to contact FHP at 800-387-1290 or the local Crime Stoppers organization.

State Road 24 and NE 127th Street near Waldo map

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