Cyclist killed in Hartford hit-and-run identified


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian Thursday night.

Police said the incident happened near Wethersfield Avenue and Shultas Place. News 8 was told a person on a bike was killed. The scene on Wethersfield Avenue was cleared early Friday morning.

Police say this was a hit and run and they do not have any suspects. They found the car involved in the city’s north end. Investigators have seized the vehicle and are swabbing it.

It is unclear what led up to the crash. The deceased has been identified as 44-year-old Luis Daniel Rodriguez.

Police determined that before the incident, two vehicles, a white Audi and a dark colored SUV, were seen traveling northbound together on Wethersfield Avenue, weaving in and out of traffic while speeding.

Those with information are asked to call 860-722-TIPS.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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