ROCHESTER - A man riding a bicycle was killed early today when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the area of the intersection of Farmington Road and the Spaulding Turnpike.
Rochester Police believe the vehicle that struck the man to be a late 1990s or early 2000s green Dodge Ram pickup truck. A debris field including material from the truck and the man's crumpled bike was found in the area of the south on-ramp onto the Spaulding.
Police got the call around 12:30 a.m. for a hit-and-run in which a male on a bike was struck and was neither conscious nor breathing.
Emergency personnel found the man dead on the road's shoulder, beside the guardrail. Debris from damage to the vehicle lay scattered along the on-ramp.
Police believe there is significant damage to the front of the involved vehicle, including a missing headlight.
The Strafford County Regional Accident Reconstruction Team was called out to investigate the accident. The southbound on-ramp to the Spaulding from Farmington Road/Route 11 was shut down and still closed as of 4:30 a.m.
Police are not releasing the name of the victim at this time as they are still locating and notifying his next of kin.
Anyone who was in the area at this time or who may have information regarding this incident and the vehicle involved is being asked to contact the Rochester Police Department.
If anyone has any information pertaining to this case, they are asked to contact the Rochester Police Department at 330-7127. Alternatively, calls can be made to the Rochester Crimeline at 335-6500. All calls to the Rochester Crimeline will remain confidential and rewards may be given for information leading to an arrest. You can also text the Rochester Crimline at Crimes (274637) in the body write TEXT4CASH followed by your tip.