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Bicyclist hit, killed by driver who fled scene
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The California Highway Patrol is searching for the driver who struck and killed a man on a bicyclist Monday evening at around 7:30 p.m. on River Road.

Witnesses said that a black sports utility vehicle (SUV) was westbound on River Road and struck the man who was traveling in the same direction near Ryder Way. The driver continued westbound.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

Authorities are looking for a Chevy Tahoe with black rims and a black aftermarket bumper. The vehicle should have some damage to the body.

Anyone with information about the driver is urged to call the Modesto area office of the CHP at 545-7440.