The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run in east Tampa.
- FHP: Fatal hit-and-run
- Bicyclist struck by vehicle that then drove off
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According to Troopers, a man on a bike was hit by vehicle on the ramp that takes drivers from eastbound Interstate 4 to US Highway 301. The area is adjacent to the Hard Rock Casino. The driver of the vehicle then left the scene.
Investigators said the vehicle involved in the crash is a silver Mercedes sedan. The vehicle has front end damage on the passenger side and will be missing the passenger side mirror.
Troopers temporarily closed the roadway as part of their investigation. The exit ramp from I-4 to US 301 reopened around 9:20 a.m.
Authorities have not released any information on the person killed as of yet.