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Coroner’s Office identifies bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on Elder Creek Road

The bicyclist killed in an early-morning hit-and-run crash in south Sacramento has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 25-year-old Justin Vega.

No city of residence was listed for Vega on the coroner’s website.

Sacramento police were called to the area of Elder Creek Road near Florin-Perkins Road about 3:21 a.m. Friday regarding a possible hit-and-run collision. Officers found Vega lying on the edge of the roadway. The Sacramento Fire Department responded and, after lifesaving efforts, pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to a Police Department news release.

Detectives believe that Vega – who was wearing dark clothes and riding a black beach-cruiser-style bicycle with a headlight – may have been westbound on Elder Creek Road and was on the north edge of the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the same direction. The collision is believed to have occurred between 11 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday, the news release said.

Investigators have no information on the vehicle involved and are asking the community’s help in identifying it and the driver.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department’s hit-and-run tip line at 916-808-6030, the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357, or to submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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