Seattle police searching for hit-and-run driver after bicyclist killed

SEATTLE -- Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a 61-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood.

Seattle DOT said 1st Ave. S. was closed between Spokane St. and S. Hudson.

Detectives gave this account of what happened:

"According to witnesses, the driver of a vehicle, believed to be travelling northbound on 1st Avenue, struck the cyclist and then drove away northbound on 1st Avenue South. The cyclist was declared deceased at the scene."

Seattle police said to expect a lengthy closure of 1st Ave. S. during the investigation.

Detectives said they were looking for a white or silver colored 4-door compact hatchback -- similar to a Toyota Prius. The car will have obvious right front headlight area damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call SPD's Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at 206-684-8923.