Saturday, November 08, 2014

Bicyclist Killed By Hit And Run Driver

Hit And Run Driver Sought In Death Of Bicyclist

LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- Charles Todd Snyder, 45 of Lehigh Acres, Fl was killed Friday night about 11:10 p.m. by an unidentified driver who fled the scene, said FHP Trooper M. J. Smyrnios and homicide investigator Corporal J. E. Gissendander.

Riding a 2010 Trek 810 bicycle, he was traveling in the southbound lane of Sunshine Boulevard south of 13th Street West in Lehigh Acres. The bike was not equipped with proper lighting for nighttime riding.

A vehicle was traveling south on Sunshine Boulevard and struck the bike and then fled the scene. There were no witnesses to the crash, therefore, suspect and vehicle information is not known at this time, and is still under investigation.

Snyder suffered fatal injuries as a result of this crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol requests anyone who may have information about this crash, especially the information about the Hit & Run driver and/or vehicle, to contact (239) 938-1800.

The Hit and Run vehicle was described as possibly a light in color passenger car, but could also be red in color. Damage should be located in the front right headlight area. No tag number is available.

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