Police say that after the 60-year-old victim was struck, the car continued till it crashed into a truck. The driver and a passenger then walked away.
YAKIMA, Wash. — A 60-year-old Yakima man riding a bike was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night, Yakima police said Sunday.
Police say they arrested a 25-year-old woman who walked away from the vehicle involved in the accident.
The victim was identified as Ronald Knowlton by Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins.
Officers responding to reports of a collision in the 1400 block of South Sixth Avenue just after 11 p.m. Saturday found that the victim had been struck by a car that continued south on Sixth and eventually crashed into a parked truck, according to a Yakima Police Department news release.
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The bicyclist died at the scene from extensive injuries.
Two women reportedly got out of the car after it hit the truck and walked away from the scene. Police said the 25-year-old driver, who was not identified, was later arrested.
The investigation is ongoing and police said intoxicants may be a factor in the crash.
An autopsy is planned for Monday morning, Hawkins said.