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Sunrise Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run, Family Asks Driver to Come Forward

The grieving family of a bicyclist killed as a result of a hit-and-run accident is asking for the public to help find the driver that struck their loved one. Sunrise police found the body of 49-year-old John Quintal at 9:10 p.m. on Sunday in the 2100 block of Sunset Strip. Next to him was his twisted bike with a smashed front tire, along with silver paint chips, and debris left behind from the car that struck Quintal. Quintal was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Sgt. Rodney Hailey, Sunrise traffic homicide officers plan to determine the make and model of the vehicle using the debris left behind at the scene. Investigators are also checking the area for surveillance cameras that may have recorded the driver leaving the scene of the accident.

Quintal’s ex-wife, Tania Quintal, and the couple’s son, Jonathan Quintal, flew in from Queens, N.Y. Monday to make arrangements for John Quintal. Tania Quintal urged the driver to come forward and to “make amends.” The family continues to grieve the loss of their loved one as investigators work towards bringing them some kind of closure.

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