RPD, family seek information in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist

RPD, family seek information in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police and family members are seeking the public's help in gathering information regarding a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead.

The incident happened around 1:58 p.m. on Saturday in the city's south side.

Family identified the man as 57-year-old Kevin Burks, of Richmond.

Officers were called to the 5200 block of Hull Street Road toward Warwick Road when a vehicle, described as a blue sedan, hit Burks and left the scene.

Burks was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

His family told NBC12's Kendall Davis that he was known to go by Bear's Hideaway on Hull Street Road, just feet away from where he was killed.

"I couldn't go that far. I could see through the window where everyone was standing and him laying, and I could see the cop cars," Bruce Sherwood, who works at Bear's Hideaway, said.

Friends say he would always find a way to brighten up their days.

"Anytime anyone had issues, he was the first one on the spot. He'd give you the shirt off his back," Tim Farmer said.

Now they're left searching for answers.

"That's a ruthless person...it (makes) no sense in hitting somebody like that and keep on getting it...I cried all the way down the road, he was a damn good friend," Farmer said.

"Gonna miss that witt and that humor. I mean, because you can't replace that," Sherwood said.

Burk's family said he is also a cancer survivor.

Anyone with any information about this incident or this vehicle is asked to call Sergeant J. Nathanson at (804) 646-5100 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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