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NE HARRIS COUNTY -- A young man was hit and killed while riding his bicycle in Northeast Harris county overnight.

The driver did not stay on the scene of the crime.

The victim was found lying in the middle of Old Beaumont highway by his bicycle around 9pm.

Witnesses say they saw a white and red Suburban slam on its breaks a short time before the police arrived.

They say the driver then out of the car to see what they had hit. When the driver saw it was a person he hopped back in the car and sped off.

If the driver would have stayed on scene they wouldn't even be in trouble because the bicyclist was riding in the middle of the highway without reflectors.