ORANGE CITY, Fla. — Troopers say they believe they've located the suspect vehicle responsible involved in the Wednesday morning hit-and-run crash that killed a 72-year-old bicyclist.

  • Troopers IDs possible suspect vehicle
  • Pedro Carrera Perez lived in Orange City
  • Anyone with information is asked to call authorities

Around 5:15 a.m. in Orange City, a female was driving northbound on Enterprise Road while bicyclist Pedro Carrera Perez was attempting to cross the road while in the crosswalk from Volusia Avenue, explained FHP.

As Perez was trying to cross the street, the driver struck the right side of the bicycle, hitting it from the rear, which threw him off of his bike and landed on the road, described FHP.

Perez was taken to Florida Hospital, where he died. Troopers say it is unknown if the man was wearing a helmet. 

Florida Highway Patrol officials say the suspect vehicle is a silver 2005 Chevy Tahoe, and that the vehicle has "significant front-end damage" consistent with the reported hit-and-run.

Witnesses say the driver got out to look at Perez, who is an Orange City resident, and then got back into her vehicle and drove off, going north on Enterprise Road.

The Chevy Tahoe was located within 2 miles of the crash scene in a residential area, troopers say.

The suspected driver did not grant FHP an interview without her attorney.

Troopers say they're processing the vehicle for evidence and forensics to determine whether it was involved in the hit-and-run.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FHP at 1-407-737-2213 or call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).