Sketch Released In Fatal Hit-And-Run

23-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle, Killed Last Week

Published On: Jan 19 2012 04:50:35 PM EST   Updated On: Apr 20 2011 06:31:16 AM EDT
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -

St. Johns County investigators released a composite sketch Wednesday of a driver being sought in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist last week.

Bryan Wrigley, 23, of West Columbia, S.C., was struck and killed April 13 while riding a bike on County Road 214. Wrigley, who was a student at the University of St. Augustine, was found dead in a ditch on the side of the road.

Detectives are searching for a blue Ford pickup truck that they said hit Wrigley.

Deputies said evidence at the scene suggests that Wrigley was riding a bicycle west when he was hit by a westbound vehicle.

A resident in the area reported seeing a dark blue older-model Ford Ranger extended cab pickup truck "leaving the area in a reckless manner."

An analysis of evidence at the scene indicated the paint was from 2001-2003 Ranger with a dark blue metallic factory paint job.

Deputies said the suspect vehicle likely has significant front end-damage, including to a fog light. They said the truck had fog lights molded into the front bumper. They also said it is possible the vehicle was leaking fluids and may now be disabled.

The pickup, driven by a white man, possibly in his 20s, deputies said, was last seen going west on County Road 214.

Anyone with information about the crash, the driver or suspect vehicle is asked to call the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at 904-824-8304 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).