- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - State troopers say a 70-year-old bicyclist died after he was struck by a vehicle that sped away from the scene this weekend in Lorain County, west of Cleveland.

The State Highway Patrol says the hit-and-run crash occurred late Saturday afternoon on a road in New Russia Township. The patrol says a witness reported that a dark-colored Ford vehicle hit the bicyclist from behind, slowed down and then sped away.

Trooper Jeff Boris told The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) that there were no skid marks or other signs that the driver tried to stop before the crash.

The injured man was flown to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The patrol identified him as an Oberlin resident, Charles Startup.

He had been wearing a helmet.


This story has been corrected to show the crash occurred west, not east, of Cleveland.

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