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Search for SUV Driver Who Struck, Killed Cyclist

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    Police were searching for the driver of an SUV that struck and killed a bicyclist in Newark on Wednesday afternoon.

    (Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017)

    Police are searching for the driver of an SUV who plowed into a bicyclist before ditching the vehicle and taking off on foot.

    A man was riding a bike on Rose Street in Newark shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by the black SUV, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.

    The driver of the SUV took off and drove about a mile before leaving the vehicle near the intersection of South Orange and Littleton avenues.

    Video from Chopper 4 shows the SUV with heavy front-end damage, and its front left tire appears to be dislodged. Video from Rose Street shows the bicycle toppled beside a gold car with a plastic bag next to it.

    The bicyclist died from his injuries. He has not yet been identified.

    The search for the driver continued Wednesday night.