Cyclist dead after collision in Hartford: police

HARTFORD – A man in his 50s died Thursday evening after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle, police said.

Police said the crash happened near the intersection of Hamilton Street and Francis Avenue around 7 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the man with serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The vehicle involved fled the scene, they said.

Police have not yet identified the victim.