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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police have asked for the public’s help in finding a driver who struck a 61-year old man on a bike and left him to die.

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It happened around 1 a.m. Friday in the area of the NW 30th Avenue and North River Drive.

Surveillance cameras captured a dark-color pickup truck which police suspect hit Jorge Vargas who was riding a motorized bike.

Vargas was thrown from his bike and onto the sidewalk, hitting his head on the pavement.

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After the crash, the driver sped off without stopping to help.

Police think the truck is either a Chevrolet Silverado or a GMC Sierra. It may have damage to the right headlight and damage to the right bumper and hood.

Vargas’s grieving friends say he was a simple man who lived for cycling and spearfishing

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Anyone with information on the truck, or its driver, is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.