Independence, Missouri – October 1, 2011

A man from Kansas City was killed Friday night in a hit-and-run crash between an SUV and a bicycle.

According to the Independence Police Department, a man from Kansas City, 58, was riding his bicycle near South Leslie Avenue and East 23rd Street. About 10 p.m. a dark sport-utility vehicle or van struck the man. The driver fled the scene.

The bicyclist was fatally injured in the crash.

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