TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A bicyclist is dead after a hit and run last week and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's office is looking for a man believed to be connected to the case.
Sheriff Tracy Brown said Rodney Smith, 62, of Lafayette, died Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained when a utility van hit his bike last Tuesday on North Ninth Street Road. Brown said the driver stopped briefly, got out of the van, then got back in, and drove south on North Ninth.
Deputies found the unoccupied van parked behind the convenience store at Ninth and Duncan.
Brown said investigators are now looking for Gregorio Felipe, 38, of Lafayette. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs around 140 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on Felipe's whereabouts is asked contact Lieutenant Jason Huber at (765) 423-9388, extension 3230 or the anonymous WeTip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME.
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