Troopers search for driver who ran after hitting, killing Central Florida bicyclist

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Law enforcement authorities are searching for a man who ran from troopers after hitting and killing a bicyclist in Volusia County.

The deadly hit-and-run happened around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday near the intersection of East Voorhis Avenue and Pecan Street.

Troopers said a Dodge Ram 1500 and a Chevrolet Caprice were traveling eastbound on East Voorhis Avenue when the Ram 1500 hit the Caprice while attempting to pass it.

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The pickup truck continued eastbound, hitting a bicyclist and a mailbox before leaving the scene.

The driver of the Caprice followed the pickup until it stopped in a driveway near South Blue Lake Avenue, troopers said.

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Troopers said the driver of the pickup ran from the scene.

The driver and the passenger of the Caprice remained at the scene and were not transported to a hospital.

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Witnesses described the driver of the pickup truck as a skinny Hispanic male with black hair, wearing a red shirt and black pants.

The bicyclist was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead on Sunday.

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If you have any information about this hit-and-run, call the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2213.

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