SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Traffic investigators are searching for the driver who hit-and-killed a bicyclist this morning in south Sacramento.

Just before 6:00 Friday morning, officers from the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 4200 block of Stockton Blvd. for a report of a hit-and-run vehicle versus bicyclist collision.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive male bicyclist lying along the curb of Stockton Blvd. Firefighters from the Sacramento Fire Department arrived and pronounced the male victim deceased. The victim was later identified by the Sacramento County Coroner as 45-year-old Edwin Valentin of Sacramento.

Sacramento Police Department’s Major Collision Investigation Unit responded to the incident and began their investigation. Based on preliminary evidence, it appears that Valentin was traveling northbound on Stockton Blvd. when he was struck by a vehicle that was also traveling northbound. After the collision, the vehicle turned eastbound onto San Francisco Blvd. and continued driving.

The suspect vehicle, intially described as a white sedan, was locater located unoccupied on the 3500 block of 59th Street. The vehicle was found to have a rear broken window, which was consistent with a car window detectives found at the accident scene. It was found to have distinct red tape holding it together, which was found on teh abandoned vehicle.

The Sacramento Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying the driver that fled the scene. If you have any information regarding this fatal collision, please contact the Sacramento Police Department via the Hit-and-Run Tip line at (916) 808-6030, dispatch center at (916) 264-5471, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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