Deputies investigating hit and run that injured bicyclist

A bicyclist was hit by two vehicles early Tuesday morning in the 1400 block of CR 00 EW, according to the La Grange County Sheriff's Office.

Richard 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 second driver said he didn't see the victim until he ran him over, reports said.

Bontrager was taken by ambulance to Parkview LaGrange Hospital then flown by Samaratan to Parkview Main in Fort Wayne.

This crash is under investigation.  

If you have any information about this crash, please contact the LaGrange County Sheriff’s at 260 463-7491.

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