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Driver sought in hit-and-run that killed cyclist in Ocala

A 38-year-old male bicyclist from Ocala was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Ocala last week, and the Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help to find the driver responsible for the fatal accident.

On Wednesday, April 5, shortly before 8:20 p.m., an SUV (pictured below) was traveling southbound on NE Jacksonville Road, near the intersection of NE 31st Street, in Ocala. At the same time, the bicyclist was traveling westbound across NE Jacksonville Road, according to the FHP incident report.

FHP hit and run crash April 5 2023 photo of SUV involved 2
FHP investigators are looking for the driver of this SUV in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in Ocala on April 5 (Photo: Florida Highway Patrol)

FHP stated that the SUV and bicycle approached the same section of the road, and the front of the SUV proceeded to strike the bicyclist. Immediately following the collision, the SUV fled from the scene of the crash.

FHP hit and run crash April 5 2023 photo of SUV involved
Another photo of the SUV that was involved in the hit-and-run crash in Ocala on April 5 (Photo: Florida Highway Patrol)

According to FHP, the SUV involved in the crash is believed to be a 2007 to 2014 Chevrolet Suburban that is gray or silver in color.

The Florida Highway Patrol encourages anyone with information about the driver or vehicle involved in this accident to contact the FHP Communication Center in Jacksonville at 1-800-387-1290.