The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified and arrested the driver involved in a fatality hit and run accident which happened Saturday night in McPherson County.
The agency says this could not have been done without the help and information they received from the public. Public support and cooperation played a vital role in assisting this case and it is appreciated by everyone involved.
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UPDATE 1: A bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a truck which then fled the scene.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a fatal hit and run crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist occurred at 8:00 Saturday night on 17th Avenue just south of Mohawk Road in McPherson County.
A witness described the vehicle involved as a white Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck, seen driving erratically on 17th Avenue before turning west onto Northview near the city of McPherson.
Troopers found a sticker on the scene, linking the vehicle to a 2004-2012 GMC Canyon or Chevy Colorado. It’s likely to have damage on the front right side and possibly a missing right turn signal bulb.
The agency is asking the community for help in locating the vehicle involved, and the driver of the vehicle. They believe the person responsible might be local, given the route they took.
If you have any information, witnessed the incident, or have seen a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Kansas Highway Patrol dispatch at 785-827-4437 or the local authorities.
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ORIGINAL: A bicylist was killed Saturday night when he was hit by a truck that then fled the scene.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, an unknown vehicle was headed south on 17th Avenue in McPherson County, when it struck a pedestrian and fled from the scene.
The pedestrian, identified as 59-year-old Pedro Amezcua-Cabrera, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect vehicle is an unknown make and model pickup truck, with an unknown driver.
The incident happened at around 8:00 Saturday night on 17th Avenue at Mohawk Road, a mile east of Interstate 135 in McPherson County.