STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A 69-year-old cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run on Route 1 in Stonington Monday night.
The Stonington Police Department responded to a report of a crash between a car and a cyclist in the area of 210 South Broad St. in Pawcatuck around 10:45 p.m.
At the scene, officers found that the cyclist, identified by police as Gary F. Piver, of Stonington, had been hit by a car traveling west on South Broad Street. He was taken to Westerly Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, Piver would have turned 70 on Tuesday.
The suspect vehicle, described as a dark grey Toyota SUV, fled the scene.
Police located the suspect’s vehicle at a home in Stonington on Wednesday. Police said they identified the vehicle and suspect by utilizing town cameras, private video surveillance, and license plate readers.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Stonington police at (860) 599-4411.