Elderly Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run

POSTED: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 10:41pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

EL PASO--- El Paso police are searching for the driver who hit and killed an elderly bicyclist in East El Paso Sunday morning.

Heinz Duerkop, 67, was riding his bike on the 3400 block of George Dieter around 7 a.m., police spokesman Chris Mears said in a released statement.

That's when he was hit by a car from behind and thrown from his bicycle, Mears said. The driver then sped off, Duerkop died at the scene.

The car involved is possibly white in color and may have some front end damage from the crash, said Mears.

Duerkop's neighbors told NewsChannel 9 off-camera that he was an avid bike rider and and all-around nice guy.

Police are still working the investigation into this tragic hit and run.

If you have any information call Crimestoppers at 566-TIPS.

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