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Bicyclist dies after hit-and-run in Rockford Tuesday

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 1:22 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 64-year-old bicyclist has died after getting hit by a car Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened before 1:00 p.m. on the 1200 block of Railroad Ave. near 7th St. A witness says a black SUV appeared to be driving around 40 miles per hour when it struck the bicyclist. The person was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. They died from those serious injuries on Friday, Oct. 8.

“He was way down the other end by 9th Street by Railroad Tap and I was up here. I just heard a little crunch sound. I just got on my bike and went down and saw him laying in the middle of the street. It was just sad,” John Erickson says.

The Rockford Police Department released images of the suspect car. It’s being described as a black BMW SUV.

The suspect car is described as a black BMW SUV.
The suspect car is described as a black BMW SUV.(Rockford Police Department)
The suspect car is described as a black BMW SUV.
The suspect car is described as a black BMW SUV.(Rockford Police Department)

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact The Rockford Police Department or the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers.

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