The driver of a silver sedan is being sought in a fatal hit-and-run crash with a bicyclist on El Vista Avenue in Modesto on Thursday night. The cyclist, a 40-year-old Modesto woman, was taken to a local hospital, where she died Friday morning.
The crash occurred about 8:50 p.m. on El Vista north of Encina Avenue in east Modesto. Early reports indicate the driver of the sedan, possibly a Dodge Magnum, was traveling north on El Vista when he collided with the cyclist, then fled the scene.
Witnesses and passers-by stayed with the woman until emergency personnel arrived. Her name has not been released, pending notification of family.
The driver was described as a white male adult in his 30s or 40s, with short to balding hair. The car likely has damage to its hood, passenger side and possibly windshield.
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The cause of the crash, and fault, had not been determined early Friday, Modesto police Officer Billy Boyle said in a news release.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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