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Bicyclist struck and killed in Desert Hot Springs hit-and-run collision

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Police said a bicyclist was struck and killed in Desert Hot Springs Wednesday morning by a hit-and-run driver.

Police and medics were called to Two Bunch Palms Trail and Cholla Drive at 5:40 a.m.

They found a 43-year-old man on a bike who had been struck by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on evidence at the scene, officers determined the driver was westbound on Two Bunch Palms Trail in a maroon, 2006-2009 Lexus IS250.

Photo showing the type of vehicle police are looking for (Courtesy of PSPD)

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department is investigating the collision.

There was no immediate word on the bicyclist's identity, a suspect vehicle, or what led up to the crash.

If you have any information about the crash, you are asked to call Officer James at (760) 329-6411 extension 351.

Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for updates.

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