Memorial for cyclist killed in hit & run

Published: May. 15, 2011 at 3:30 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2011 at 3:30 AM EDT
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Written by Ian Flanegan – email

SOUTH CHARLOTTE (WBTV) – A memorial now commemorates a cyclist who was killed by a driver who ran him over and drove away.

The memorial is fitting for Carl Hedrick, who died at the corner of Poindexter Drive and Lawndale Road, just before sunrise two weeks ago.

It's an old road bicycle, painted white, decorated with flowers.  It rests against a telephone pole at the intersection.

Friends and family say Hedrick was an avid cyclist who had been riding for years.  So passionate was he for riding that his mom bought him a new bike - the day before he died after falling off of it.

On May 1 around 6 a.m., Hedrick fell off his bicycle and was hit by a car that never stopped.  Officials say Hedrick rode with friends who shouted and frantically waved to warn the driver.

They describe the vehicle as a Toyota Corolla or Tercel – an older model, light blue or silver.  The driver has not yet been caught.

If you know anything about the suspected vehicle, you can notify WBTV or the police.  The vehicle may still have front-end damage.

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