PHOENIX - Phoenix police say two vehicles hit a bicyclist Friday night, and they both fled the scene.
According to Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos, officers were called out just before 9 p.m. to the area of 7th Street and Roeser for a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.
Officers then found the victim, 47-year-old Angel Hernandez-Sotelo, with severe lower body trauma. He died at the scene, Martos said.
Police learned that Hernandez-Sotelo was crossing the road mid-block on a bicycle at the time of the crash.
The first vehicle that hit the bicyclist was a Ford Taurus going northbound on 7th Street, Martos said.
That driver reportedly parked at a liquor store on the northeast corner of 7th Street and Roeser and ran away from the car.
Video from the scene showed the parked vehicle with a smashed windshield.
The Ford is a rental car, and investigators are following up on this information. The driver has not been identified or located as of 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Police did not have any information on the second vehicle that struck the bicyclist.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. You can also call 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.
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