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Driver hits and kills bicyclist near Tampa, flees

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The paint chip from the hit-and-run car The paint chip from the hit-and-run car
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A bicyclist was hit by a car and thrown over the railing of the U. S. 92 overpass down 80 feet Tuesday morning near Florida State Fairgrounds, Hillsborough County deputies said.

According to a HCSO report, Michael Duriel Lee, 29, of Tampa, was riding his bicycle on his way to work at AAA Cooper Transportation on the overpass crossing over the Interstate 4 eastbound off-ramp.  A green metallic car hit him, throwing him off the bike, over the guardrail and on the ground underneath. 

The car didn't stop, deputies said. According to the report, two witnesses on the off-ramp saw Lee's body falling from the above, but they didn't see the car.

Hillsborough deputies said they have a paint chip from the hit-and-run car that might help them identify the vehicle.

They ask anybody with the information about the incident to contact them at 813-247-8200.

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