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Delaware cyclist killed in hit-and-run

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Cycling News
Published:
June 01, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:15 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 1, 2006

Last Monday in Delaware, USA, a cyclist was involved in a fatal hit-and-run, with state authorities...

Last Monday in Delaware, USA, a cyclist was involved in a fatal hit-and-run, with state authorities seeking further evidence to identify the driver.

Delaware Online reports that 29 year-old Russell C. Kennedy III of Milford was found by a passer-by at approximately 8:45pm on Mosley Road in the South Bowers area, just west of South Bowers Road. Investigators determined that Kennedy had been riding west on Mosley Road when an eastbound vehicle crossed the centre line and hit him, said Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Oldham.

The head-on impact threw Kennedy from his bicycle onto the road, with the motorist, required by law to render aid, notify authorities and stay at the scene of the accident, fleeing the scene. Rescuers took Kennedy to Milford Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:26pm.

"They have found some evidence of possible paint chips on the bicycle," said Oldham. However, more evidence or eyewitness accounts are required to further the police investigation.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run should call state police in Camden.

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