A bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run collision Sunday was identified Friday, and Santa Maria Police now are seeking the public's help to identify the driver who allegedly fled the scene.
Ramon Maldonado, 48, of Santa Maria was found lying on the side of Blosser Road with his mangled bicycle after officers responded shortly before 8:40 p.m. Friday to Church Street and Blosser Road.
Maldonado was struck from behind and sustained major injuries, according to Sgt. Michael McGehee, who added that officers attempted medical intervention until the arrival of an American Medical Response ambulance.
Maldonado was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Although officers have yet to identify witnesses, Santa Maria Traffic Unit and Crime Lab investigators have determined the suspect's vehicle is a gray SUV or van after recovering evidence from the scene.
The vehicle likely will have front-end damage from the collision, McGehee said.
Anyone with information, leads or who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Santa Maria Police Department at 805-928-3781, ext. 2277, McGehee at ext. 2291, or Traffic Officer David Brewer at ext. 1201.
A bicyclist was killed Sunday night following a hit-and-run collision with a vehicle at the corner of Blosser Road and Church Street, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.
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