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Bicyclist dies following Santa Maria hit-and-run

The driver has not been identified
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Posted at 2:52 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 17:52:05-04

A bicyclist hit by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Mariaover the weekend has died, according to police.

Officers responded to the area of Main Street and Blosser Road Sunday around 8:40 p.m. and say they found Ramon Maldonado off the side of the road and his bicycle mangled.

The 48-year-old was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries.

Police have been unable to identify the driver who hit Maldonado from behind, but say they believe the vehicle involved was a gray SUV or van that will likely have front-end damage from the collision.

Police say there were no witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Maria Police Department at (805) 928-3781 x2277, traffic sergeant McGehee at x2291, or traffic officer Brewer at x1201.