Police looking for driver involved in fatal hit and run

East Bay

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Middletown police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a man who was on his bike Friday Night.

Police and fire crews were called to the area of West Main Road at the entrance to Harbor Village just before 11:20 p.m. for a report of motor vehicle accident involving a bicycle.

When they arrived, they found Elias Velasquez Chavez, 40, of Newport, had died of his injuries. The vehicle involved was not at the scene.

Surveillance video shows a dark colored Dodge Charger or Dodge Challenger travelling at a high rate of speed southbound on West Main Road at the time of the accident. A dark colored sedan was also seen travelling south behind the Dodge.

Anyone with information on either of these vehicles is asked to call the Middletown Police Department at 401-846-1144 or the anonymous tip line at 401-842-6516

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