Street Racing May Have Led to Cyclist Being Run Down, Killed Along Bucks County Road - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Street Racing May Have Led to Cyclist Being Run Down, Killed Along Bucks County Road

The victim's daughter said she initially drove past the crash scene without knowing her father was involved.

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    Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Hit-&-Run

    Police are looking for the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Bristol Borough. NBC10's Denise Nakano spoke with the victim's daughter who says he was on his way home from work when he was killed.

    (Published Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017)

    Police in Bucks County believe two cars may have been street racing when one struck and killed a cyclist riding along a Bucks County road.

    A decorative license plate with an eagle emblem and a mangled bicycle marked the scene along Bristol Pike (U.S. Route 13) near Corson Street where the cyclist, later identified as 52-year-old Kevin Williams, died around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

    A vehicle, believed to be a silver Mercedes Benz AMG from 2007 or 2008, struck him then kept going, Bristol Borough police said. Police believe the Mercedes was possibly street racing with a Mitsubishi Lancer along Route 13 before the wreck.

    The impact killed Williams. He lived less than a block away and was riding home from work at the time, his daughter, Brittany Williams, told NBC10. She saw the wreckage on Tuesday night but didn't realize her father died in the wreck until Wednesday morning.

    "He was right here," she said while in tears. "He was so close to home."

    The crash left his bicycle badly damaged on the roadway in front of Fink Flowers and Gifts.

    Police believe a Mercedes like this one struck and killed Kevin Williams as he rode his bike along U.S. Route 13 in Bristol on Dec. 19, 2017 and left this eagle plate behind.
    Photo credit: Bristol Borough Police / NBC10 / Family Photo

    Investigators spent overnight hours searching for clues. They believe the Mercedes sustained significant front-end damage. The eagle decorative license plate could help police track down the car’s owner.

    Police hoped that the drivers of the Mercedes and Mitsubishi would come forward with information.

    "I don't understand how you would just leave someone there," Brittany Williams said. "I don't know what that person was doing or what they were thinking. That you could just hit someone like that and leave them."

    Kevin Williams became a grandfather last year and did HVAC work for a company ten minutes from his home. The deadly crash occurred a block away from where he and his wife raised three children.

    "All of this just right before Christmas and it just, like I would just like the person to come forward and just accept what they did," Brittany Williams said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Bristol Sgt. Pete Faight at 215-788-7813, ext 2429. You can also contact Philadelphia Police who are helping with the investigation.