Virginia State Police are searching for a suspect after a fatal hit-and-run

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WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — Virginia State Police are searching for a suspect after a fatal hit-and-run in Winchester.

Investigators say it happened early Saturday on Berryville Pike near Regency Lakes. The incident involved a car and and a cyclist. Police say the driver lost control and ran off the road, striking a guardrail and hitting the cyclist. The suspect left the scene after the car crashed into a ditch landing on its roof.

The victim has been identified as Mark Smith, 49. Police say he was not wearing a helmet. Police also say they believe alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

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