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Police identify bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

Police still searching for driver
Fatal hit and run accident
Posted at 7:14 AM, Dec 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 16:50:01-05

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Police have identified a man who was hit and killed by a driver who fled the scene early Saturday morning in College Hill.

Police said 37-year-old James Towns was riding a bike west on West North Bend Road when he was hit and killed.

Cincinnati Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle involved, but said there is no description of the car or the driver who hit the victim.

Investigators said the hit and run happened on 1306 West North Bend Rd. near the intersection of Edwood Avenue.

Towns was taken to UC Medical Center, but died a short time later, police said.

Anyone who may have seen anything, should call Crime Stoppers at 1-513-352-3040.

West North Bend Road was closed between Lantana Ave. and Edwood Ave. until 5 a.m. Saturday morning.