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Cyclist killed, hit-and-run driver found
It was two brothers in their 20s who were the first to find a critically injured cyclist sprawled on the sidewalk on No. 5 Road, a stone's throw from Richmond Faith Fellowship Church on Montego Street early Monday morning.
Orlando Kwan had been asleep when the men—who live nearby—came knocking at his door, asking him to call 911 and pointing to the man laying in a pool of blood.
Attempts to revive the cyclist, a 64-year-old Richmond man, were not successful and he was pronounced dead following the collision that occurred around 3:30 a.m. Monday.
And though the vehicle that apparently struck the man didn't remain at the scene, investigators were quickly able to locate him.
But thanks to the vehicle licence plate left at the scene, at the 4400 block of No. 5 Road, police were able to locate the driver, a 26-year-old Richmond man, who investigators say is cooperating with police.
By Monday afternoon, a modest memorial had been set up at the scene in front of Kwan's home, including a cross that Kwan made himself, and two bundles of flowers, one with a hand-written note: "Prokop. May 23, 1949 to Sept. 2, 2013. We all loved you."
The victim's name has not been released at the request of the family.
Kwan said he saw the victim's family leave the bouquet, a man and two women.