Fatal Hit and Run Victim Identified as 23-year-old Student | Crime
A hit-and-run involving a bicycle closed County Road 214 between Interstate 95 and County Road 13 late Wednesday afternoon.
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, which arrived on the scene around 4 p.m., is calling it a fatality. The victim was identified as Bryan B. Wrigley, 23, West Columbia, South Carolina. The victim was a student at the University of St. Augustine and was a member of a local bicycle riding club. He was hit by a westbound vehicle, possibly Nissan Xtara SUV and Frontier pickup.
The victim was riding his bicycle westbound on C.R. 214 Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Evidence located at the scene is pointing to a Ford pickup or SUV and possibly a 2000-2005 model. A resident in the area reported to deputies that he observed a dark blue older model Ford Ranger extended cab pickup truck with damage consistent with the evidence at the scene leaving the area in a reckless manner. The witness observed the suspect vehicle turn south onto C.R. 13 from C.R. 214 and described the suspect as a white male possibly in his 20’s. Damage to the suspect vehicle should be to the front driver’s side bumper and headlight area and could be leaking fluids.
Anyone with any information on the driver or the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to contact the Traffic Homicide Investigator, Deputy J.D. McGinnis. You could also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of
N.E. Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS (8477).