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Florida police hunt for driver who killed Irish man in hit-and-run

Maurice White from Monaghan was struck from behind by a car which then fled the scene.

Image: bicycle image via Shutterstock

AN IRISH MAN has died in the US after being injured in a hit-and-run.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning local time in Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Maurice White, originally from Monaghan, was cycling in the area when he was struck from behind by a car.

The car fled after the impact and White, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide investigators are handling the inquiry and believe a 2014-2015 Chevy Impala LTZ was the car involved.

They released this image of a similar car:

Detectives don’t know the colour of the vehicle, but they say the car in question should be easy to spot.

“It has extensive damage to the front passenger side. The bumper, headlight and, possibly, the windshield should show evidence of a collision. Investigators also recovered the fog light cover on site.”

They have issued an appeal for information about the incident.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they are aware of the tragedy and are offering consular assistance to the man’s family here in Ireland. Northern Sound reports the family are seeking help from the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust to bring his body back home.

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