Hit-and-run victim has died -- UPDATED

8/2/11 update

Over the weekend, our staff remembered that Mike Wang had participated in the Bike Month Photo contest. The photo to the right brought smiles to our faces. Mike was also in the (unofficial) 100% commute club for the Group Health Commute Challenge on a team at PATH, where he worked. They've set up a page where you can learn more about Mike and view his photographs.

A memorial fund has been set up for Mike Wang's family. Contributions can be made at any BECU branch.

Original post, 7/29/11

Yesterday afternoon, a cyclist was the victim of a hit-and-run at Dexter Avenue North and North Thomas Street. You may have seen the news stories that said he died, then recanted and said he didn’t die.

We are deeply saddened to learn that the cyclist has passed away as a result of yesterday’s hit-and-run. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. We call on the driver of the vehicle to do the right thing and come forward to the police.

The at-large vehicle is described as a brown, American-made SUV with tinted windows and a chrome roof rack. If you see a vehicle fitting this description, please contact the police immediately.