Bicyclist found dead on street after hit-and-run on Southeast Side, SAPD says

Incident occurred just before 2 a.m. in 3500 block of Roland Avenue

SAN ANTONIO – A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

The fatal incident occurred just before 2 a.m. in 3500 block of Roland Avenue, not far from Pecan Valley Drive and Highway 87 on the city’s Southeast Side.

According to police, a driver called for help after finding a mangled bicycle and a man lying in the street. Emergency crews tried to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary police report said the bicyclist was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Ronald Avenue when a vehicle traveling westbound failed to navigate a curve and drifted into the eastbound lanes, hitting the victim.

Police said the driver failed to stop and render aid. A description of the vehicle was not given.

SAPD said the man killed has not been identified.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all responded to the call.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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