Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 4, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Haas on Lachlan Morton: ‘His potential is limitless if he wants it to be’; Armstrong appears in federal court as judge hears arguments; Helen Wyman posts update on medical condition; The Death of the Local Bike Shop?; Bike stolen from cyclist killed in hit-and-run; British Cycling emphasising ‘culture’ in search for performance director; Bjarne Riis becomes partner in Danish team Virtu Pro-Veloconcept; Stan Siejka Classic final race for Tasmanian trio of Goss, Sulzberger brothers; Trek issues recall of select Farley fatbike models; Cyclist crowdfunding South Pole record attempt; Research studies of air pollution affects high-speed cyclists; Researchers test altruism with staged bicycle accident; Strider Bike World Championship.

Bike stolen from cyclist killed in hit-and-run

by CyclingTips

A 24-year-old cyclist who was struck by a driver in a hit-and-run, killing him, had his bicycle stolen by a second vehicle that passed the scene soon after.

Nicholas James Mruk, 24, was struck on Monday evening as he was cycling on a road northwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

An autopsy confirmed he died of blunt force trauma from being struck by a vehicle. The vehicle then drove off, the sheriff’s department investigators said.

Witnesses told police that a second vehicle passing by stopped and picked up the victim’s bicycle, and then drove off. Witnesses said that vehicle was possibly a dark-colored minivan. No information about the first vehicle has been released.

Anyone with information about the either vehicle or the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s department at +1 260 449 3000.

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