62-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run Crash in Lewes

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LEWES, DE – A 62-year-old man riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a suspect driving a white utility truck on Saturday. The driver of that truck fled the scene and is now wanted by the Delaware State Police.

According to police, at around 6:40 pm on Saturday, the man was traveling westbound on Fisher Road along the edge of the roadway west of Beaver Dam Road.

“At that time, an unknown make and model white truck with a utility body was traveling westbound on Fisher Road approaching the cyclist’s location,” the Delaware State Police Department said in a statement today. “For unknown reasons, the right side of the truck struck the cyclist near the edge of the roadway. The victim was propelled into a grassy area off the road, and the truck continued westbound and failed to stop at the scene.”

The identity of the 62-year-old man from Milton was withheld pending notification of the next of kin, police said.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries but was later pronounced dead.

Investigators said the suspect vehicle could be a 2004-2008 Ford utility truck, and it should have damage to its right front headlight assembly and passenger-side mirror.

“No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared,” the agency said today.