Cyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in Philly

Authorities have released the name of a bicyclist apparently struck and killed by a vehicle over the weekend in West Philadelphia.

Officers called to the scene early Saturday after the victim was reported lying in the street originally thought he had been assaulted. Police said medical staff at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center determined that he had been struck by a vehicle, and officers later found his bicycle at the side of the road.

A police spokeswoman said 27-year-old Jamal Morris died of his injuries shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.

Police said the bicycle had damage consistent with having been struck by an automobile, but there was no evidence on the roadway to help them determine what type of vehicle. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact investigators.

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