The bicyclist has been identified as Kevin S. Freese of Dover.

UPDATE: The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying the vehicle involved in the May 4 hit-and-run fatal crash with a bicyclist.

Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said investigators are searching for a 2002-2003 GMC Envoy, possibly maroon in color, with damage to the front grill or hood area, and lower bumper

There is no additional information on the vehicle available, Fournier said.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident, he said.

Anyone with information about this vehicle is asked to contact Sergeant J. Wheatley at 302-698-8518. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com, or by anonymous text to 274637 using keyword “DSP.”

ORIGINAL STORY

State police are investigating the death of a cyclist in an apparent hit-and-run west of Dover.

The incident took place at about 11:48 p.m. Thursday, May 4 on McKee Road, Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said.

The deceased was identified as Kevin S. Freese, 52, of Dover, he said.

Police have learned Freese was riding his bicycle southbound on the roadway when it was approached from behind by a dark-colored sedan. The car hit the rear tire of Freese’s bicycle, throwing him from the bike and onto the grassy shoulder of the roadway.

The car did not stop, and fled toward the south, Bratz said.

Freese was taken to the Bayhealth Hospital-Kent Campus emergency room in Dover but died after arrival.

He was not wearing a helmet and did not have on reflective clothing, Bratz said, nor did his bicycle have lights on the front or rear. It is not known if alcohol was a factor.

McKee Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.

If anyone may have witnessed this crash or has any knowledge of the crash they are asked to contact Sergeant J. Wheatley of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-697-4454.

Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at delawarecrimstoppersweb.com, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”