Police search for hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist in St. Pete

Posted at 8:30 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 19:12:46-04

Police are looking for a driver who killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run in St. Pete Thursday night.

John H. Sampson, 58, was hit just after 11:45 p.m. in the 3300 block of 6th Street South.

Investigators determined an unknown vehicle had hit Sampson and left the scene.

Sampson was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

The vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene without providing the information required by law.

If anyone has any information in reference to any vehicle or persons involved in this case, please contact St. Petersburg Police 893-7780 or text SPPD+ your tip to TIP411.