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FLPD: Cyclist Dies In Hit & Run, Driver At Large

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMimai/AP) —  A cyclist has died after being injured in a hit and run in Fort Lauderdale. Authorities said they are still searching for the driver.

Fort Lauderdale Police say 39-year-old James Ortibez died Sunday morning following Saturday's hit-and-run crash.

Police say Ortibez was riding his bicycle when a car struck him, knocking him off the bike and into the street. Police say the driver of the car then took off without stopping to help.

Police say Ortibez was taken to the hospital, where he died the next day.

Volkswagen/ Hit & Run Fort Lauderdale 8/29/15
Police said they are looking for a 2009 - 2012 model 4 door gold Volkswagen CC involved in a hit & run in Fort Lauderdale on August 29, 2015. (Courtesy: FLPD)

Authorities are continuing to search for the car and its driver who was involved in the crash.  They are looking for a 2009 - 2012 model 4 door gold Volkswagen CC.

Anyone with information is urged to call Broward County Crimestoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

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