Driver flees after hitting, killing bicyclist in East St. Louis

Driver flees after hitting, killing bicyclist in East St. Louis
Published: Aug. 24, 2022 at 5:34 AM CDT
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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV) - Authorities in the Metro East are searching for a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run overnight Wednesday.

At 1:30 a.m., a bicyclist was hit on State Street near 19th Street in East St. Louis. The driver took off, heading towards Missouri before police arrived.

The victim was pronounced dead. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, the man has been identified as 59-year-old Freddie Perry.