Photos by Medina Kabir.
UPDATE | The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors renewed a $25,000 reward today for information leading to the apprehension of motorists who ran down a 24-year-old bicyclist on the Terminal Island (74) Freeway in March.
Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended the reward, which was set to expire June 17, in the case of San Pedro resident Cole Micek, whose body was found around 3:00AM March 3 by Long Beach police officers. The reward will now be available for at least another 90 days.
Micek had been riding on the freeway at Pier A Way when he was struck by two vehicles whose drivers failed to call 911 and fled before police arrived. Micek died at the scene.
Investigators released images of a late-model white Toyota Camry and a 1990s-era Honda Accord with a sunroof and dark hood, which they believe may have been involved in the collision.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run drivers was urged to call Long Beach police Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7132 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
PREVIOUSLY: $25K Reward Offered For Information on Hit-And-Run Suspects Linked to Death of San Pedro Bicyclist
3/21/18 at 1:14PM | by Medina Kabir: Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced a $25,000 reward during a press conference in San Pedro Wednesday morning for anyone with information that could lead to the conviction of two hit-and-run drivers who left a 24-year-old cyclist dead in Long Beach earlier this month.
San Pedro resident Cole Micek was found dead at the scene on Saturday, March 3 on the northbound Terminal Island (74) Freeway at Pier A Way, Long Beach police previously said.
“If anybody knows anything please call the police department,” said the victim’s father, Chris Micek. “I know the [suspects] are out there, I know it was an accident, but you gotta have heart and come up and say something, you can’t leave your life like that, your consciousness will get to you soon.”
Investigators released images of the two cars, one a white Toyota Camry, believed to be a 2015-17 model, and the other a late-90s Honda Accord with a distinctive dark hood and a sunroof.
The Camry is missing a 6 inch-by-12 inch piece from its right front fender and the Honda is missing a passenger side mirror and has a dark stripe along the passenger side running along the mid-door section, said Detective Sirilo Garcia.
Anyone who recognizes the sedans or has information about the crash or the drivers involved is urged to call LBPD Collision Investigation Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7132. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
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