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[UPDATE] Police Release Identity of Bicyclist Who Died In Weekend Hit And Run Crash

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[UPDATE]  Police have released the identity of the homeless man who was hit by a pick-up truck over the weekend, and died later at the hospital. He’s 71-year-old Samuel Leon Smith. Detectives are still searching for the pick-up truck that hit him.

[ORIGINAL STORY]  A man is dead following a hit-and-run crash in east Shreveport. Police arrived in the 2400 block of Southern Avenue to find a middle-aged black male, possibly a member of the homeless community, lying in the road. His bicycle was found nearby.

A witness reports hearing what sounded like tires squealing, followed what appeared to be a grey or silver pick-up truck leaving the area. The bicyclist was taken to LSU Health Shreveport, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information that can help in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 673-7373.

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