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Northern Indiana man on bicycle dies in hit and run crash

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) Northern Indiana police say a 54-year-old man riding a bicycle died after being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

WSBT-TV reports Timothy Grant of Mishawaka, east of South Bend, was heading to work with a red flashing light on his bike when he was struck by a vehicle in St. Joseph County east of Penn High School.

Witnesses told police a driver of Dodge Charger sped away and hit a car. Police say 22-year-old Brandon Gonzalez of Mishawaka faces preliminary charges of hit-and-run leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, operating while intoxicated causing death and leaving the scene after operating while intoxicated causing death.

He was being held the Saturday at the St. Joseph County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Posted 6/23/2013