Indiana State Police investigating hit and run involving a bicyclist

The Indiana State Police is investigating a hit and run crash outside of Avilla that occurred early this morning.

A preliminary investigation indicates that around 6:50 a.m. Thursday a dark gray or charcoal colored Ford pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Baseline Road near Country Road 1100 E, when the vehicle side-swiped a bicyclist.

The bike was ridden by a 42-year-old female from Avilla.

After striking the bicyclist, the Ford continued eastbound towards DeKalb County.

The truck is reported as full-sized with an extended cab with a tool box in the rear. It has a lift kit which is sitting higher than a normal full-sized truck. The passenger side mirror is missing, but the mirror assembly was still attached.

The bicyclist was not injured.

Anyone with information about the truck and/or its driver should contact the State Police Post in Fort Wayne at either (260) 432-8661 or (800) 522-0976.