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The Florida Highway Patrol says it has a “person of interest” in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a bicyclist early Sunday morning near Dunnellon.

Michael Todd Gilkerson, 37, of Dunnellon, was riding a bike westbound on County Road 488 when he was struck by a Toyota truck driving in the same direction, the FHP said.

The driver of the Toyota fled the scene of the crash, the FHP report states.

FHP believes the crash occurred sometime late Saturday but was reported at 7:20 a.m. Sunday.

Through a tip, FHP was able to locate the vehicle at a home in Dunnellon. The homeowner is not the car’s owner, FHP spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said.

Gaskins said the investigation is continuing.

Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352-563-3228 or mwright@chronicleonline.com.

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That is so sad. Rest in peace. 😟

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