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Cyclist killed in hit-and-run identified; Austin police still seeking driver

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Cameron Road near Clayton Lane and I-35.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have identified the cyclist killed in a hit-and-run and said they are still seeking the driver that allegedly hit her.

The incident happened on Dec. 16 around 2:30 a.m. on Cameron Road near Clayton Lane and Interstate Highway 35. 

The Austin Police Department told KVUE the woman and another person were working on her bike on the side of the road in the bike lane when a truck reportedly hit her and drove away.

According to the Austin-Travis County EMS, the woman was taken to a local hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. Medics said they were able to regain a pulse from her before taking her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police identified her on Thursday as Merry Daye, 45.

Police said they found a white Dodge Ram that is believed to have been involved but they are still looking for the driver. The truck is being processed for evidence, according to police.

An autopsy was performed on Daye and the official cause of her death is still pending, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.


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