Silver Spring Cyclist Dies Following Hit-and-Run

Montgomery County Police said Friday that a cyclist from Silver Spring died after suffering life-threatening injuries when he was struck last Sunday night on Georgia Ave. near Janet Rd.

19-year-old William Villavicencio died Friday morning, Assistant Police Chief Mark Yamada said at a press conference.

At approximately 11 p.m. last Sunday, police officers and firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Rescue responded to Georgia Ave. and Janet Rd. for a report that a cyclist had been struck by a vehicle. According to detectives, a dark red or maroon 2003-2007 Honda Accord was traveling south on Georgia Avenue when it struck Villavicencio, who was traveling west across the roadway on Georgia Ave. The vehicle did not remain on the scene.

Police are asking the public for assistance in finding the vehicle, which is believed to be missing a mirror on its right side and has some damage to its front bumper.

Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477), submit a tip online, or via the P3 Tips app.

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