Silent Witness seeks help to solve April 2016 deadly truck, bicycle accident

Posted at 5:10 AM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 21:51:40-04

Silent Witness is asking for the public's help to find the driver responsible for hitting and killing a bicyclist back in April of this year.

Phoenix police say a bicyclist doing everything right in terms of safety lost his life after a hit-and-run crash.

According to information on scene, near 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, a pickup truck hit 51-year-old Darryl Summers and took off around 3:20 a.m.on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Police say Summers was following all safety protocol including wearing a helmet and reflective vest, having bike lights and reflectors, and riding with traffic. Still, he suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police say he was hit and dragged about half a block.

Family members previously told ABC15 that Summers was up early the day of the deadly collision because he was on his way to a 4 a.m. check-in at a construction job.

On the day of the incident, witnesses saw the crash happen, but did not get a description of the driver, just of the truck that police are now trying to find.

Police say the truck is believed to be a 1999-2006 metallic black GMC Sierra truck with chrome wheels and now has front-end damage. It headed southbound on 27th Avenue after the collision.

If you have information regarding the case, you are asked to contact Silent Witness at W-I-T-N-E-S-S, or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS.