Deputies searching for driver who killed bicyclist in hit-and-run crash on East Freeway feeder road

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Bicyclist found dead on East Freeway feeder after hit-and-run crash
The bicyclist was riding in the westbound lanes of the feeder when he was hit from behind. Deputies say the driver took off after the crash.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Deputies are searching for the driver who hit and killed a bicyclist in east Harris County overnight.

The deadly crash happened around 11:44 p.m. Tuesday in the 14100 block of the East Freeway feeder road near Hollywood Cloverleaf.

Harris County sheriff's deputies found a man dead near a bicycle.

Investigators say the man was riding his bike in the westbound feeder road lanes when he was hit from behind.

The suspect drove off after the crash without stopping, deputies said.

Investigators are looking for surveillance video in the area to determine what exactly led up to the crash.

"We believe there might possibly be some [cameras] in the area," Deputy Ryan Belvin said. "We'll have to do some follow up with that."

Officials had not yet released a description of the suspect.