Search on for driver who hit motorized bicycle in Tempe, killing rider

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The suspect vehicle is similar to these By Jennifer Thomas The suspect vehicle is similar to these By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Police are searching for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Tempe Saturday night.

According to the Tempe Police Department, a motorized bicycle operated by Bradley Jason Scott, 32, of Mesa, was traveling east on Southern Avenue through the intersection at Rural Road at approximately 11:45 p.m.

A car making a left turn onto Rural Road collided with the bicycle then fled the scene without stopping. Sgt. Steve Carbajal said the driver has not been identified.

Scott was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect vehicle has been preliminarily identified as a four-door 2002 to 2007 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable. It has tinted windows and stock rims. The color could be either beige or gold.

Carbajal said the vehicle is missing the passenger-side mirror, has a broken passenger-side window and the passenger-side front quarter panel and door are damaged from the impact. The windshield might be damaged, as well.

Anyone with information on the collision, the suspect vehicle or the suspect is asked to contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.