Police looking for vehicle that hit cyclist

Cyclist seriously hurt in hit-and-run on Hwy. 151 near Monticello

MONTICELLO - A bicyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision late Thursday evening on Highway 151 in Jones County, authorities said.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a northbound bicyclist was struck from behind by a vehicle around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, about three miles north of Monticello. The vehicle continued northbound after the collision and has not been located.

Lt. Neil Wellner said the bicyclist, 49-year-old Wayne S. Felton, of Cascade, was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where he was in the intensive care unit Friday.

Authorities did not have any information about the description of the vehicle or its driver. An investigation was continuing.Anyone who might have seen the bicyclist before the crash, a vehicle pulled over in the area, or the fleeing vehicle itself is asked to call the Iowa State Patrol at (319) 396-4414 or (563) 284-9501, or the Jones County sheriff’s office at (319) 462-4371.

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