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Washington state bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on birthday

September 16, 2019

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has died in a hit-and-run accident while he was bicycling home on his 34th birthday.

The Bellingham Herald reported Sunday that Tyler Rolph died at the scene of the accident shortly after midnight Friday.

Authorities say Rolph was hit by a vehicle that did not stop while he was bicycling home in Federal Way.

Police say a man sitting in a nearby car heard a thud and glass shattering and found Rolph lying in the road in the city 13 miles (21 kilometers) northeast of Tacoma.

Authorities say a passing ambulance was flagged down but medics could not revive Rolph.

Police say nearby cameras captured photos of a vehicle and they are seeking a gray 2000 Ford Ranger with front grill damage or missing pieces.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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