Police search for driver that hit and killed bicyclist

(Provided Photo/Shelby Lynn Roberts)

CICERO, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Hamilton County are looking for a hit-and-run driver that killed a 20-year-old man riding his bike.

It happened on Main Street in Cicero just after 9:30 p.m. Monday.

An initial investigation showed 20-year-old Nicholas Camp of Cicero was riding his bicycling southbound on Main Street when the left handlebar of his bicycle was struck by a passing motorist.

The impact reportedly caused Camp to lose control of the bike and crash.

Police say Camp was found with his bicycle on top of him by a passerby. Camp was not wearing a helmet and sustained severe head injuries.

He was taken to Riverview Hospital and then transferred to IU Health Methodist Hospital where later died from his injuries.

There aren’t any bike lanes or sidewalks along the street, and neighbors say drivers aren’t great at following the 30mph speed limit.

“We notice a lot of times when we’re out in the yard we might comment, ‘You went pretty fast,’ you know. So I would say often people don’t go 30,” said Jenny Reitenour.

The driver of the vehicle that hit Camp left the scene. Investigators say the vehicle may have damage on the passenger side, specifically the mirror.

They don’t know how fast the vehicle was going nor are there any surveillance cameras in the area.

Camp’s ex-fiance Shelby Roberts, who is mother to their child, described him as a hard working man who thought the world of his daughter nine month old daughter Evalynn.

“It’s paramount that we get some kind of closure, both for us and for the family especially,” said Sgt. Brian Niec, Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office. “Certainly nobody would want to bury their child or bury their brother or bury their father, whichever it may be, in such a manner and not know the reason and not have justice for that person.”

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Brian Niec of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 317-776-4106.

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