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Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run, Hillsborough County deputies search for driver

Posted at 8:52 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 04:45:48-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist Thursday evening.

The man was riding his bike on Sydney Washer Road at Fietzway Road when he was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle which left the scene.

A mirror from a 1990s Dodge truck or van was left behind at the scene.

The bicyclist was later identified as 51-year-old Dionicio Rodriguez, of Dover. 

Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.