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Coroner identifies bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Desert Hot Springs

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The Riverside County Coroner's office released the identity Thursday of a man killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday morning in Desert Hot Springs.

Christopher Jones, 43, of Palm Springs was riding in his bicycle in the area of Two Bunch Palms Trail when he was struck and killed by a vehicle at approximately 5:30 a.m. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were still looking for a suspect who was driving a maroon, 2006-2009 Lexus IS250.

Photo of the type of vehicle (Courtesy of DHSPD)

Police say the vehicle was last seen westbound on Two Bunch Palms Trail towards Little Morongo Road.

Anyone with further information about the collision was asked to contact Officer James at (760) 329-6411 extension 351 or the Watch Commander, (760) 329-2904 Ext. 302.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.

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