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Authorities still searching for driver in deadly hit-and-run on Michigan Ave.

Authorities are still searching for driver in deadly hit and run on Michigan Ave.

Wednesday afternoon, a balloon and purple flowers sat along Michigan Ave. in Bellview.

Family members said that's where 39-year-old Melissa Hicks was hit while riding her bike at around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Yet, the driver did not stop.

"She was rear-ended at the back of the bike and it threw her at least forty to eighty feet from what I've heard," said Debbie Moncrief, a family friend of Hicks.

Hicks died at the scene.

Her sister, Barbara Payton, said she doesn't understand how someone could just drive away.

"Do they think about her, do they wonder about her, do they care that she has a family that wants answers? It's just inhumane to me to do that," Payton said.

Almost one week later, the driver has not been identified.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the only information they have about the car is that it was a dark colored sedan.

"Not enough has been done. It's like she's been pushed under the rug. You know? Another hit and run. She's a human being. She needs justice," said Moncrief.

Family members hope the community can help solve this case.

"Whoever did this, someone knows something. Just come forward and give the family closure," said Payton.

If you have any information, call Florida Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers at 433-STOP.

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