Search for hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist

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A bicyclist was hit and killed, but the suspected driver was nowhere to found, deputies said.

On Thursday, just after 6:30 p.m., Dionicio Rodriguez, 51, of Dover, was riding his bicycle on Sydney Washer Road at Fietzway Road when he was hit by an unknown vehicle which fled from the scene. Rodriguez died from his injuries. 

A mirror from a 1990s Dodge truck or van was found at the scene. The crash occurred within two miles of Rodriguez's home.

Hillsborough County deputies needs any assistance from the public to find the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the agency at 813-247-8200. You can be eligible for a cash reward by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477 or online at