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Search for driver after bicyclist hit, killed in Holland

HOLLAND, Mich. -- The search is on for a driver accused of leaving the scene of an accident that claimed the life of a young man.

Police say a 20-year-old man was hit and killed while riding his bike early Wednesday morning just before 5 a.m. on Waverly Road in Holland just north of 32nd Street.

The victim has been identified as Jonathan Herlein of Holland. Police say he was wearing dark clothing and was not seen by the driver until he was hit.

The driver of the first car was not injured and cooperated with police during their investigation but police believe there is a second car that hit Herlein and took off.

Police say the vehicle is believed to be a white SUV, but the make and model are unknown.

Waverly Road was closed for investigation until about 7:45 a.m., when it was reopened.

Anyone who has information that may help this investigation is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1150 or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com.

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