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A bicyclist was hit and killed late Tuesday night and now police are looking for the driver who hit him.

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 17:06:00-04

Update 7/24/19 3:50 p.m.: The Nueces County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as 30-year-old John Rice from Corpus Christi. The M.E. stated Rice died from blunt force trauma.
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A bicyclist was hit and killed late Tuesday night and now police are looking for the driver who hit him.

Authorities got the call around 7 a.m. on Northwest Boulevard near River Hill.

When police went to investigate, they found the body of a man in a nearby ditch.

Police say it appears he was hit while riding along Northwest Boulevard and was either thrown or dragged into the ditch.

The unidentified man was not wearing a helmet or safety vest.

Police say his bike also didn't have lights or safety reflectors.

Surveillance cameras in the area are being examined to see if they captured anything.