Bakersfield police searching for driver involved in collision that left bicyclist dead

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision early Saturday that left a bicyclist dead.

According to Bakersfield police, officers were called to the intersection of Harris Road and Country Meadows Drive about a hit-and-run crash with a bicyclist just after 12:35 a.m.

Officers found a man on the road with serious injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The bicyclist was identified Sunday by family as Donovan Daniels, 43. His family held a vigil Sunday evening.

“He was a very loving man. He was a family man,” Daniels’ daughter, Demetra, said. “All he wanted to do was take care of his kids and grandkids. They just took a good man from his family.”

The driver involved in the crash fled the scene eastbound on Harris Road, officials say. Police described the suspect vehicle as a late model, small to mid-sized SUV, possibly red in color.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.

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