WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a bicyclist has been killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Virginia State Police say the incident happened around 1:40 a.m. Saturday on Route 7 in Frederick County.
Investigators say a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling east on Route 7 when the driver lost control, striking a guardrail and the bicyclist before overturning.
Authorities say the bicyclist, 49-year-old Mark W. Smith of Winchester, died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.
Police say the driver of the Mitsubishi fled on foot before law enforcement arrived.
Investigators say speed and alcohol are both considered factors in the crash.