Authorities Search For Driver Who Struck, Killed Bicyclist In Southeast Delaware County


UPDATED: Monday September 16, 2013 12:23 PM

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials are searching for the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist along a rural road in southeast Delaware County on Sunday afternoon.

OSP officials said two bicyclists discovered the victim's body in a ditch on Miller Paul Road near Robins Road around 1 p.m.

Investigators described the victim as a man in his 50s from Columbus.  OSP officials said he was identified as Robert Lennon, a teacher and cross country coach at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus.

Witnesses told troopers they recall seeing a charcoal-colored vehicle driving from the scene around the time of the crash.  Troopers said the vehicle likely has heavy damage to the front-end and windshield.

The hit-skip crash remains under investigation.

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