Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run in South Daytona

Last Updated: Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:13 PM EDT

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle that left the scene Saturday, the South Daytona Police Department said Monday.

  • Sterling Scott Wright died on his way to hospital
  • Vehicle parts were recovered at the crash scene
  • Police are asking the public for help

Sterling Scott Wright was riding his bicycle, which had lights on it, on the southbound shoulder of the 2600 block of South Ridgewood Avenue in South Daytona when he was struck from the back by a vehicle going in the same direction, police stated in a news release.

According to police, a Volusia County Sheriff's Office sergeant found the 55-year-old Wright on the street at 2:48 a.m., but the Port Orange man died on his way to a hospital.

There were no witnesses to the accident, police stated.

Officials did find vehicle parts from the passenger side at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Daytona Police Sgt. Craig at 1-386-322-3030 or Crime Stoppers at 1-88-277-8477.