Phoenix police searching for hit-and-run suspect

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Police are searching for a pickup truck after a bicyclist was struck and killed on Friday night.

According to Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, 58-year-old Norberto Martinez was riding westbound on Bethany Home Road near 38th Avenue when he was hit by a light-colored 4-door pickup truck.

Thompson said the truck left the scene and was last seen heading into a neighborhood east of where the accident happened.

The pickup truck is described as possibly gray or white with chrome rims.

Martinez was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Phoenix Police detectives have very little to work with and ask anyone with information about the suspect or vehicle to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.