Female cyclist, 60, killed in Melbourne hit-run

A cyclist has died after being struck by a car in Melbourne’s southeast, with the driver failing to stop and help her.

The 60-year-old Mentone woman was hit on Beach Road at Beaumaris about 5.25pm on Sunday, by a Holden Commodore.

The driver struck the cyclist from behind, then left the scene and the car was later located at Waller Court in Cheltenham.

A cyclist has been killed in a hit-run in Melbourne this evening. (9News)

9News reporter Eliza Rugg said the woman was “doing all the right things”.

“She had reflective gear on, she had lights on, she was riding in the bike lane.”

Police have spoken to two women who were in the vehicle but have yet to find the driver. They say they know the man’s identity, and are urging him to come forward and hand himself in.

“We know who this man is, that’s driving this car,” Victoria Police Detective Sergeant Mark Amos told 9News.

“My advice to him is simple: turn up at a police station, and do it now.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have dashcam footage of it has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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