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Man on bicycle killed in hit-and-run near Mesa intersection

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PHOENIX – A man on a bicycle was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Mesa early Tuesday, authorities said.

Mesa Police Department spokesman Detective Nik Rasheta said in an email the man was struck near Country Club Drive and Eighth Avenue shortly after midnight.

Officers found the unidentified, injured man lying in the street. He had been struck by a vehicle heading southbound on Country Club.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Rasheta said.

There was no sign of the driver or the vehicle, he added.

The area around the accident site was closed for a few hours for the investigation.

No other details were immediately available.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Tasler-Oatley contributed to this report.

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