Hit and run crashes injure two bicyclists; one on life support

Published: Jun. 11, 2016 at 5:55 PM CDT
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Two bicyclists were run over in separate hit and run accidents within six hours of each other in Springfield. One of those cyclists is now on life support as doctors prepare to harvest his organs for donation.

Police found the suspected vehicle in the 2100 block of north Clifton Saturday night, but they are still looking for the driver. The crash happened right on Kearney in front of Baptist Bible College a little after 11pm.

The family of the victim has identified him as Jesse Beach. Relatives who spoke to KY3 News say they happened to be passing by in their car just before the crash and saw it happen in their rear view mirror.

Zackary Beach, the victim’s cousin, said, "Jesse's already gone man, but he's doing his meaning. Someone else is gonna live cause of Jesse cause he was a donor, an organ donor. And they say the good die young."

We also have new details about a bicyclist hit in a hit and run at Sunshine and Kimbrough around 6:30 Friday evening.

That cyclist, a 43-year-old Springfield man, was treated for serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Police say he was riding southbound on Kimbrough and was crossing Sunshine on a green light when a driver ran a red light, hitting the cyclist and witnesses followed that suspect vehicle and pointed him out to police. Jeffrey Maloney, 40, was arrested for DWI just a couple blocks away.