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Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on busy Pomona street

December 28, 2011 | 11:06 pm

Pomona police were searching Wednesday night for a driver who hit and killed a bicyclist, then fled the scene.

The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Towne Avenue and 6th Street, said Pomona police Sgt. Iain Miller. The driver was traveling northbound on Towne when the Dodge or Chrysler SUV  hit the bicyclist crossing at 6th Street.

Witnesses told police that the green SUV dragged the male bicyclist for half a block down the major thoroughfare.

Miller said the SUV, which suffered moderate to major front-end damage, was last seen traveling eastbound on Mission Boulevard. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver.

“Being rush hour and that, we’re thinking there would be a lot of traffic and someone must have seen something,” Miller said.

The identity of the victim was not immediately available.


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