Bicyclist dies in hit-and-run crash; Driver info sought

10:30 a.m. update: Bicyclist identified by Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office.

Columbus police are looking for information on a driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist last night.

21-year-old Kyla Merri Ortlieb of Columbus was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near 11th & Chestnut Streets Sunday night by deputy county coroner Charlie Deweese.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police, says the crash happened at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday night. Officers found a GMC Jimmy abandoned about a block away, in the middle of the 1200 block of Union Street. It was heavily damaged.

The crash remains under investigation. Harris says that 11th Street between Chestnut  and California streets was shut down for about 3 and a half hours.

If you have any information about this case, you are urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600.  Tips and information can be left anonymously.