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St. Petersburg bicyclist dies in hit-and-run crash

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored Toyota they say hit a bicyclist Monday night and fled the scene.

About midnight, officers got a complaint about a brawl at Bayside Drive S and Fourth Street S. When they arrived, police say the Toyota compact car sped away, going west on 22nd Avenue S and hitting a bicyclist, 49-year-old Robert L. Dunbar. Police say the Toyota kept driving.

Dunbar, who had been trying to cross the street at 11th Street S, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died.

Police said the Toyota has significant damage. Anyone with information about the accident or the car is asked to call (727) 893-7780.

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