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Sheriff's Department Says Few Tips Reported On Hit-And-Run

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Law enforcement officials are still looking for the driver in the incident. (Tyler Lake, WTIU/WFIU News)

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about a fatal hit-and-run incident with a bicyclist earlier this week to come forward.

Detective Lieutenant Jennifer Allen says a few people have called in about the incident, but those tips haven’t proven useful to the investigation. She says in addition to asking for help from the public, Sheriff’s Deputies are checking footage from security camera’s owned by nearby businesses in hopes of finding a lead.

The unknown driver hit and killed 41-year-old Monroe County resident, Michael Brooks Monday evening near the intersection of East Indiana State Road 45 and North Russell Road.

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says a driver called 911 late Monday evening saying she found an unresponsive man near the road. Brooks was still alive but severely injured when sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene. Swain says deputies found a damaged bike about 25 feet from where the man was found.

Detective Lieutenant Allen is urging people to come forward with any information regarding incident. Anyone can call into a tip line anonymously at 812-349-2727.

A GoFundMe campaign has been setup to help support Brooks' family.

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