Coroner trying to identify bicyclist killed in Gary hit-and-run

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The Lake County coroner’s office is still trying to identify a bicyclist who was struck and killed last week in a hit-and-run crash in northwest Indiana.

The man, thought to be between 50 and 60, was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle in the 2100 block of Delaware Street in Gary, Ind., about 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to Gary police Sgt. Thomas Decanter and the Lake County (Ind.) coroner’s office.

He was taken toMethodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m., according to the coroner’s office.

Decanter said witnesses described the vehicle as a newer model Chevrolet, but additional details were not available. No one is in custody.

The victim is described as a 5-foot-10, 200-pound black man with gray and black hair, and stubble on his face, police said.

He was wearing black jeans size 40-x-32, a beige and navy blue extra-large jacket, black windbreaker jacket, black and tan medium Hawaiian shirt with beige leaves, blue plaid boxer shorts, and black and white socks.

He was also wearing a black hat with “Attitude is Everything” in red, and Bandy II Ozark Train brown leather hiking boots in a size 12.

Anyone with information should call the coroner’s office at (219) 755-3265.

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