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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 61-year-old man who suffered serious injuries Saturday morning in a suspected hit-and-run accident died in a Minneapolis hospital, police said.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, died at the Hennepin County Medical Center at around 2:30 p.m.

Police are still looking for the driver they suspect hit the man just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and West River Parkway. At the time of the incident, the victim was riding a bicycle.

Authorities said a truck was driving northbound when it struck the man who was attempting to cross the street on West River Parkway. The truck is described as a smaller brown pick-up truck with a homemade camouflage paint job, bearing the license number RXJ308. Police said the license is listed to a 1996 Dodge Dakota. The truck is also described as having a red star on the back with “M16″ or “M18″ on the tailgate. The truck might have front-end damage.

No arrests have been made and the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Minneapolis police.

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