A bicyclist who was hit by a car in Waterloo Tuesday afternoon has died of injuries he suffered in the accident.

Police confirmed in a Thursday morning press release that Dilail Salkic, 22, of Waterloo, died on Wednesday. Authorities said they were scheduling an autopsy with the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office to determine the exact cause of death.


A bicyclist was taken to the hospital following an apparent hit-and-run crash with a car in Waterloo on Tuesday.

The identity and condition of the cyclist hasn’t been released, but authorities said he is an adult male and was unconscious when the ambulance arrived.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday on West Third Street near the intersection with Western Avenue. Residents called 911, and crews with Waterloo Fire Rescue took the cyclist to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The vehicle involved in the collision apparently left the scene, put police found a yellow passenger car with a caved-in windshield about a block away on Western Avenue near West Second Street.

Crash Date: July 23rd 2019

Waterloo police arrested L.A. Jefferson, 42, of 622 Vermont St., after finding his yellow Mitsubishi Lancer OZ-Rally parked about a block from the crash scene. Jefferson was charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, and his bond was set at $100,000.

The bicyclist, was has been identified as Dilail Salkic, 22, of Waterloo, remained hospitalized at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center with serious injuries Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Western Avenue and West Third Street, and when police and paramedics arrived, they found the bicyclist and his mangled bike, by the car and driver weren’t at the scene.

Witnesses reported seeing a yellow car collide with the bike, and officers discovered the Mitsubishi parked vacant at Western and West Second street. The passenger side of the car’s windshield was caved in.

Police later located Jefferson, who admitted to striking the bicyclist and failing to stop without providing aid, according to court records.







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