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Las Cruces Police Searching For Hit-and-Run Driver in Deadly Crash

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POSTED: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 10:40am

UPDATED: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 6:44pm

Las Cruces – A search is underway in Las Cruces for the driver of a pickup truck who police say hit and killed a bicyclist last night.

The driver took off after hitting the 58-year-old bicyclist on Valley Drive between Hadley Avenue and Amador Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim, who hasn't been identified, was rushed to University Medical Center in El Paso where he died early this morning.

Police believe the pickup involved is a newer model Ford, GMC or Chevrolet. Investigators believe the truck will have damage to its passenger side, front end, hood and could have a broken antenna.

Anyone with information is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to LCTIPS (528477).

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