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Family watches as cyclist killed in Littleton hit-and-run

Posted August 7, 2013 3:01 p.m. EDT

— State troopers were searching Wednesday for a pickup involved in a Tuesday night hit-and-run in Halifax County that killed a bicyclist.

The crash occurred about 9 p.m. on Faulcon Road in Littleton, when a southbound pickup hit Calvin Jefferson and didn't stop.

Jefferson, 58, was riding a bike near his home, and his family saw him get hit and killed, authorities said.

The pickup was described as a sky blue 2004 Ford F-150, and it was last seen headed toward Justice Branch Road, authorities said. The truck will likely have front-end damage, they said.

Anyone with information can call the State Highway Patrol's district office at 252-536-2224 during weekdays or the patrol's communications center at 800-662-7956 on nights or weekends.