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Bicyclist dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Jun 01, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — A bicyclist is dead after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday morning in Indianapolis, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers and emergency personnel were called to the scene around 10:50 a.m. in the 3000 block of South Rural Street. This is east of South Keystone Avenue and East Troy Avenue.

In an email, IMPD Officer Matthew York said the bicyclist was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

On Thursday, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Kayla Bowling, 29.

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Kayla Bowling

Before her death, Bowling gave a witness the plate number of the vehicle that hit her. On June 8, prosecutors charged Bowling's ex-boyfriend, Kyle Rigdon, 27, with murder.

IMPD's certified accident investigators responded to the scene to investigate, York said. The investigation into the woman's death is still active.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

WRTV Reporter Adam Schumes contributed to this report.