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Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run near Spokane Street Bridge

Anyone with information about the collision to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

SEATTLE — A bicyclist died after he was struck by a driver in a hit-and-run collision near the Spokane Street Bridge Friday evening.

The Seattle Fire Department confirmed they attempted life-saving efforts on the 63-year-old man, but they were unsuccessful. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and firefighters responded to the intersection of Southwest Spokane Street and Klickitat Avenue Southwest for a collision around 6:55 p.m. Witnesses said the driver of a white or silver sedan traveling eastbound on Spokane Street struck a bicyclist who was crossing the road.

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The driver then continued eastbound and fled the scene, according to the Seattle Police Department.

All lanes of Southwest Spokane Street, east of the Spokane Bridge, were blocked for a couple of hours while detectives investigated. The roadway reopened to traffic around 9:40 p.m., according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Detectives with the Seattle Police Department's Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to process the scene and investigate. Seattle police are asking anyone with information about the collision to call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

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