Jesse Ray Teague, a 57-year-old male was struck, on Sunday evening, on North 15th Street (SR 29) while bicycling across the roadway.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Teague was attempting to cross from the west side of North 15th Street near the eastern bend of the roadway at approximately 10:20 p.m. when struck just south of Roberts Avenue West.
The driver of the unidentified vehicle fled the scene and the Florida Highway Patrol is asking the community to contact them should they have any information regarding the incident.
FHP believes that the vehicle that struck Teague was a black pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado that is either a two-tone vehicle or has a gray stripe along its side.
Jesse Teague was transported, via Medflight to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Should you have any information regarding the hit-and-run mentioned above, or know the identity of the driver, you are urged to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (239) 344-1730 or to contact SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. All persons submitting tips can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Anonymous tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com.
Additionally, tips can now me submitted using the new P3 Tips app. This app is available for both Apple and Android devices. For more information about this new technology, please click here.
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