Bicyclist dies from injuries sustained in hit and run

LA GRANGE COUNTY, Ind. -- The La Grange County Sheriff's Office says Richard Bontrager has died as a result of the injuries he sustained in a traffic crash early Tuesday morning.

Bontrager was riding his bicycle northbound on CR 00 EW around 5:30 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene, reports said.

Bontrager was left lying in the road and a second vehicle hit him, but the driver stayed at the scene.

The sheriff's office was notified of Bontrager's death on Wednesday.

If you have any information about this crash, please contact the LaGrange County Sheriff’s at 260 463-7491 or Cime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP or 800-342-STOP.

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