From Staff Reports

The Texas Department of Public Safety is requesting the public’s help in identifying a driver who struck and killed a man on a bicycle in Alma on and left the scene on Thursday, Dec. 2.

According to a press release, an unidentified vehicle was traveling south on the Interstate Highway 45 service road around 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 approximately 0.57 miles south of Alma in Ellis County.

37-year old Alvin Le Roy Short of Ennis was struck by an unidentified vehicle. – Courtesy photo

37 year-old, Alvin Le Roy Short, of Ennis was riding a bicycle traveling north on the service road in front of the vehicle. For an as of yet unknown reason, the vehicle struck Short causing him to be thrown off the bicycle and onto the road. The vehicle failed to stop and left the area. Short was pronounced deceased at the scene.

If anyone has any information on this crash please contact Ellis or Navarro County Sheriff’s Office at the following numbers:

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office: 972-937-6060

Navarro County Sheriff’s Office: 903-654-3001

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