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Bicyclist Dies In Columbus Hit-Skip Crash


Authorities say a bicyclist died on a Columbus street after he was hit by a motorist who fled the scene.

The bicyclist was struck just after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East Livingston Avenue and Westphal Avenue. The man was pronounced dead minutes after paramedics arrived.

Authorities didn't immediately disclose the victim's name. They say they're still trying to get ahold of the man's family. Police say he's in his 70s.

Police are working to establish a better description of the vehicle that hit the bicyclist, but they say it might have been a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.