WINTERS — An unidentified elderly bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday.
The bicyclist was traveling on the shoulder of Putah Creek Road near Boyce Road when he was hit by a vehicle.
California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parker said the bicyclist, who they estimated to be around 70 years old, was found around 5 p.m. alongside the road about 1 mile east of Interstate 505.
Officers at the crash scene found small shards of plastic from a broken lens but had no evidence about the type of vehicle that hit the bicyclist, Parker said.
A CHP helicopter searched the orchards and fields in the Winters area Wednesday evening for any vehicle with right front-end damage.
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