Cyclist dies from July 4 hit-and-run, driver at-large

Douglas County Sheriff deputies are seeking information on the driver involved in a hit-and-run

Nick Puckett
Posted 7/5/19

A cyclist who was hit by a car July 4 has died, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Office officials.

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Cyclist dies from July 4 hit-and-run, driver at-large

Douglas County Sheriff deputies are seeking information on the driver involved in a hit-and-run

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Police are still searching for the person who struck and killed a cyclist with a vehicle July 4 and have been reaching out to the public for help.

According to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies, a car struck a cyclist in front of the Parker Core Knowledge Charter School, at Pine Drive and Centennial Drive, south of Lincoln Avenue, at about 6:25 a.m. July 4.

According to a release sent July 9, deputies have recovered the vehicle, a silver Kia sedan, at the Victorian Village Townhomes downtown. Officials believe the driver continued south on Pine Drive and turned west onto Mainstreet, then into the Victorian Village Townhomes, where the vehicle was abandoned.

The victim has been identified as Edward “Chuck” Vogel of Parker, a dedicated volunteer with the Parker Task Force to those who knew him. He was 64.

The official cause and manner of death is pending further investigation and will be determined by the coroner.

The family issued a statement with the sheriff's office's release July 9:

 “Chuck’s impact in the community has changed many lives and left everyone he touched better. We are heartbroken by this tragic and sudden loss of such a wonderful man. This person’s actions on the morning of July 4th has not only robbed our loving family of our cornerstone, they have proven that they are a danger to society.”

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