A bicyclist hit by a pick-up truck Thursday morning has died as a result of his injuries.
According to Tampa Police, Freddie Alonso, 45, was riding a bicycle southbound on Tampania. He failed to stop at the stop sign at West Lemon Street and was struck by a pick-up truck travelling eastbound, police say.
The victim was ejected onto the roadway. The driver fled without stopping, leaving eastbound from the scene.
Alonso was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he later died. One witness described a dark garnet red pearl, full-size pickup truck, possibly a Dodge.
Police say the color of the truck was only manufactured in 2000 and 2001 (the photograph is a similar looking vehicle). Another witness described a maroon full size pick-up truck. The truck will have hood and grill damage.
If you see a truck matching this description, please call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130 or Crime Stoppers to be eligible for a $1,000 reward.