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Utah teen cyclist killed in fatal-hit-run Saturday night in Walker Co., GSP looking for suspect

According to the Georgia State Patrol: "On 05/16/2020 at approximately 9:35 p.m., Post 41 Troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision with a possible fatality. Based on the investigation into the collision, it was determined that McKay Bergeson, 18 YO male of Bountiful, Utah was traveling north on Georgia 1 in the outside lane of travel on a Trek Mountain bicycle. A witness who was riding along-side Bergeson stated a four-door sedan struck Bergeson’s bike in the rear end, causing him to strike the paved surface of Georgia 1. Bergeson was pronounced dead at the scene by Walker County Coroner Steve Rodgers. The vehicle involved did not stop at the scene and has not been located at this time. This accident investigation is ongoing and has been turned over to the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team." The crash occurred on GA-1 in front of Euclid Chemical in LaFayette. The bicyclist were Mormons from Utah traveling the area. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff: “With heavy hearts, we share news of the death of a young missionary serving in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission. Elder McKay Bergeson, age 19, of Bountiful, Utah, died Saturday evening after getting hit by a vehicle while on his bicycle in LaFayette, Georgia. His companion was not injured. Elder Bergeson had been serving since December 2019. We express our sympathy and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones as they mourn his passing and remember his life. We pray they will feel the love of our Heavenly Father at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information should contact the Georgia State Patrol, SCRT Team at 706-624-1484, or 911.