Sarasota police seek car involved in hit and run

Surveillance image released by the Sarasota Police Department.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Sarasota Police Department is asking for help identifying a car believed to have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash.

Police released a red light camera video from the night of the crash that shows the car.

On Sunday, January 31, 2016, a metallic slate gray 2014 through 2016 Toyota Corolla LE 4-door, hit a bicyclist traveling in the northbound lanes of North Washington Blvd. between 6th Street and 8th Street, in Sarasota.

The driver of the vehicle hit the back side of the bicycle and left the area. The suspected vehicle is highlighted in the video with a red circle. The video shows the car at the intersection of North Washington Blvd. and Fruitville Road.

Police say the metallic slate gray 2014 through 2016 Toyota Corolla LE 4-door has damage to the right front fender and right headlight. The right front fender by the tire is missing a large piece of the vehicle.

According to witnesses at the crash, the vehicle in question was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Anyone with information on this crash or may have witnessed anything that evening is asked to call the Sarasota Police Department at 941-316-1199 or Officer Tim Bales 941-915-3635.

Surveillance image released by the Sarasota Police Department.
Surveillance image released by the Sarasota Police Department.

 

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