A deadly Missouri hit-and-run crash left a bicyclist for dead on June 10. A witness has come forward with vital information that led police to an arrest. The witness is a woman who claims she was almost hit by the same driver just moments before the bicyclist was hit. According to police documents, the witness followed a white SUV that nearly struck her vehicle on Kearney Street in north Springfield. The same SUV struck the 28-year-old cyclist just near the 600 block of East Kearney Street at 11 p.m. The witness claims the driver did not stop or slow the vehicle after hitting the bicyclist, who died later at the hospital from fatal injuries. Springfield police obtained a search for a 2000 Ford Explorer after a 911 call was made anonymously. Police located the Explorer and found damage and paint matching the bicycle accident. A fragment of white fiberglass was found on the bicycle that belongs to the vehicle. Police believe alcohol played a role in the fatal crash after finding a liquor store receipt that took place two hours before the crash inside the SUV. The suspect has been located and the investigation continues. According to the city's press release, the bicyclist was an organ donor and a donation was successfully made before his death.
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