Cyclist Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In North Fayette Twp.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run in North Fayette Township.

It happened Friday night around 7:50 p.m. when a box truck hit a cyclist on Steubenville Pike.

Police say the cyclist, 24-year-old Brandon Ortmann, was taken to the hospital, but later died.

The driver of the box truck kept going after the side mirror struck Ortmann.

witnesses say they saw a bicycle fly into the air after it was hit. Ortmann landed in the front yard of a home nearby.

“It was dark, it was dusk, just getting dark,” said North Fayette Police Lt. Michael Hamm. “He did have a light on his bike. We’re attempting to find the actor’s vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle did leave the scene, never stopped to render aid or to provide information.”

Ortmann, from Oakdale, was riding his bike home from work.

Police say the truck is a dark color with something white on top and was traveling eastbound. They believe it’s missing a passenger-side mirror and headlight.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Fayette Police at 412-787-8900.

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