Bicyclist Killed in Sun Valley Hit-and-Run

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Police are hunting for a red Dodge in connection with a hit-and-run collision that left a bicyclist dead in Sun Valley late Thursday, officials said.

The collision took place about 8:35 p.m. on San Fernando Road, just west of Penrose Street, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange.

Paramedics pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene, he said.

The hit-and-run vehicle was described as a red, 2-door, Dodge R/T in a Los Angeles Police Department news release.

Police are also investigating whether the victim was struck by a second vehicle after the initial collision. The vehicle was described as a white truck but police have not confirmed if it made contact with the victim.

No further details were available.

The city offers a standing $50,000 reward for information that leads to the capture and conviction of drivers involved in fatal hit-and-run collisions.

Anyone with information can reach the LAPD at 877-527-3247. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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