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Greeley police searching for hit-and-run driver accused of killing bicyclist

8th Avenue & 24th Street, Greeley
Posted at 11:02 AM, Dec 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-05 14:17:48-05

GREELEY, Colo. — Greeley police are searching for the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee after a fatal hit-and-run crash just after midnight on Monday.

Around 12:03 a.m. Monday, the driver of a dark-colored 2017-2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee was headed southbound on 8th Avenue approaching 24th Street in Greeley. As the person neared the intersection, the driver struck a bicyclist headed westbound, according to the Greeley Police Department.

Police said the Jeep was dark-colored and sent media a stock photo of a red Jeep, while the Colorado Bureau of Investigation alert included a stock photo of a black Jeep, as seen below. Denver7 is working to confirm which is correct.

Greeley Medina alert 12-4-23
This is not a photo of the actual vehicle.

When first responders arrived, they found the bicyclist with severe injuries. Life-saving measures, including CPR, began. An ambulance transported the bicylists to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver left the area before emergency personnel arrived.

The car had front-end damage from the crash.

A Medina Alert, which is commonly issued in hit-and-run crashes, was sent out. It was canceled around 12:13 a.m. Tuesday after the vehicle was found.

Anybody with information on this incident is asked to contact the Greeley Police Department at 970-350-9600 or dial 911.

No other details were immediately available.

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