Reward offered for hit-and-run death of cyclist

A $2,500 reward for information in the August 6 hit-and-run accident that killed a Little Rock, USA...

A $2,500 reward for information in the August 6 hit-and-run accident that killed a Little Rock, USA bicyclist is on offer from a local cycling advocacy group, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Jason Pratt, 29, of Little Rock, was killed as he pedaled to a friend's home, police said.

Police said that no one has come forward as an eyewitness to the accident and have no leads on the make and model of the vehicle that struck Pratt. "Our original call was to investigate a body found near the roadway," said Little Rock police spokesman Sgt. Terry Hastings. "We are determined to catch this individual."

Monty Cole, vice president of Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas, announced the creation of a reward fund, saying the cyclist's death has affected the organization. "His tragic death has saddened and deeply touched the central Arkansas cycling community," Cole said. "Both drivers and cyclists must find ways to share the road."

The organization's Web site, www.bacar.org, has information about bicycle safety. Contact Little Rock police with information at +1 501-371-4636.

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