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Bicyclist killed in Charlestown hit-and-run

BOSTON —Boston police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Charlestown and looking for what is believed to be a sanitation truck seen leaving the area.

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“We ran up to the top of the street to see if there were any signs of the gentleman moving,” one witness said.

Several witnesses said they saw a large truck leave the area.

“The vehicle in question is described as a sanitation truck, white in color with black lettering,” Boston police said in a statement.

“There are a lot of bikes — every day — and the trucks and the cars that come by here, they don’t stop at the stop sign,” a local business owner said.

The man who was killed has not been identified.

“Our hearts are with the family and friends of the person who passed on. And we pray that the driver who left the scene is brought to justice,” said Pete Stidman, executive director of the Bike Union. “Nothing can excuse consciously leaving another person lying in the street, if that is indeed what happened.”

Source: WCVB