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Bicyclist fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in New Jersey: authorities

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 14:18:33-05

UNION CITY, N.J. — Police are investigating after a bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in New Jersey Monday evening.

Authorities responded to a call of a cyclist struck along 48th Street near Bergenline Avenue in Union City around 7:45 p.m.

Officers arrived to find 56-year-old Marcelino Pilco with serious injuries, authorities said.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Investigation revealed Pilco was riding a bicycle north on Bergenline Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle, which fled east on 48th Street, according to authorities.

Detectives are searching for the driver of the vehicle, which is described to be a white Nissan Rogue SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915- 1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicidetip/. All information will be kept confidential.