Authorities were searching for a hit-and-run driver after a bicyclist was struck and killed in the Santa Clarita area Wednesday.
The California Highway Patrol said authorities were in search of a silver Mazda 3 or Lexus sedan with a white roof rack and a possible broken windshield after a cyclist was struck and killed on Placerita Canyon Road, east of the Antelope Valley 14 Freeway.
The crash occurred at 4:40 p.m. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
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He was later identified as Rod Bennett of Valencia, a math and band teacher at Arroyo Seco Junior High School in Santa Clarita.
"I didn't see it until it came flying by me," Ronald Miller, a resident who lives nearby, said of a vehicle he believed was fleeing from the crash. "It was a foreign car with the front bumper torn off of it! I thought, you were in one wreck already."
Miller shared the information with CHP.
CHP asked any drivers who spot the vehicle to call 911.
Beverly White contributed to this report.