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79-year-old bicyclist dies from injuries after hit-and-run in Hendry County

A bicyclist has died following a hit-and-run crash on SR 29 and F Road in Hendry County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Eduardo Castillo, 79, of Immokalee died from his injuries on Jan. 24, 2020.

On Jan. 3, around 8 a.m., a Dodge van was headed southbound on SR 29. Castillo was riding his bicycle west across the north and southbound lanes of SR 29 when he proceeded directly into the path of the van.

As a result, the right front of the van struck Castillo at the entrance of L and M Company, 6118 SR 29.

Castillo was propelled onto the van’s hood as it left the roadway. He and his bicycle came to rest on the southbound, grassy shoulder of SR 29.

The van then reentered the roadway and continued southbound on SR 29, fleeing the scene.

The investigation into this wreck is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact FHP or Crimestoppers.

Writer:Briana Harvath
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