Cyclist killed in Lexington hit-and-run

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A man on a bike was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on New Circle Road late Wednesday night.(WDKY)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – A man hit by a car while riding his bike Wednesday night in Lexington has died.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Randy Lee Baker, 40.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. on the inner loop of New Circle Road at Meadow Lane.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The police department’s Critical Response Unit responded to the scene to help document the investigation.

Witnesses told police a light-colored passenger car hit the cyclist and then sped away.

At last check, police were still looking for the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

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