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Bicyclist killed on Stockton Boulevard in hit-and-run crash

A male bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Stockton Boulevard early Friday morning, the area show here in this Google Earth image.
A male bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Stockton Boulevard early Friday morning, the area show here in this Google Earth image.

A 45-year-old man bicycling on Stockton Boulevard died in a hit-and-run collision early Friday.

Sacramento police responded at 5:57 a.m. to the 4200 block of Stockton Boulevard and found the bicyclist lying along the east curb line, south of San Francisco Boulevard. The Sacramento Fire Department also responded, and the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of family.

The Police Department’s major collision investigation unit was called to the scene. Based on preliminary evidence, it appears the bicyclist was traveling north on Stockton Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle that was also northbound on Stockton, according to a Police Department news release. After the collision, the vehicle turned eastbound onto San Francisco Boulevard and left the area.

The vehicle, initially described as a white sedan, was later found unoccupied near the 3500 block of 59th Street. Police said the vehicle had a broken rear window, which was consistent with a car window detectives located at the collision scene. They said it was held together with distinctive red tape, which also was found on the abandoned vehicle.

Police ask anyone who can assist in identifying the driver or who has information regarding the collision to call the Police Department’s Hit-and-Run Tip line at 916-808-6030, the dispatch center at 916-264-5471, or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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