Police offer reward for arrest of driver who struck, killed bicyclist on Ridge Avenue

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia authorities released video of the moments before a bicyclist near Strawberry Mansion was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, hoping it will lead to an arrest.

The video shows the biker riding down Ridge Avenue, neighboring Laurel Hill Cemetery, on Sunday around 8:30 p.m.

When the biker nears Indiana Avenue, a white or light-colored coupe strikes the victim and takes off.  

The victim was taken to the hospital and later died.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 is offering a $5,000 reward to find the driver.

Anyone with information should call 911 or submit a tip by phone at 215-686-8477 or by text at 773847. You can also call the Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180.