An adult man on a bicycle was killed Tuesday in what police believe was a hit-and-run.
The Gainesville Police Department responded to reports of a downed cyclist in an alley behind the Kohl's department store located off Southwest Archer Road around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Police rushed him to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he died shortly after. The man’s injuries showed evidence of a vehicle hitting him, said David Chudzik, GPD spokesperson.
It’s unclear if the man was affiliated with UF.
GPD believes a gray Toyota pickup truck, which was spotted leaving the area at high speeds, hit and killed the man, Chudzik said.
There’s been no arrest made as of 4 p.m. Tuesday in connection with the incident as police continue to investigate.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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Aidan Bush is a second-year journalism major and the city and county commission reporter for the Alligator. Previously, he worked as a reporter for the Citrus County Chronicle. When not writing, he enjoys creating videos, water activities and spending time with his friends.