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Bicyclist Injured in Boston Hit-and-Run Dies From Injuries

Crews at Boston Common parking garage have observed a police investigation involving a car matching the suspected vehicle's description



    Chris Emma Speaks to a friend of Boston Hit and Run Victim

    A friend of Rick Archer, who was killed Sunday morning in a hit and run, speaks to NBC Boston about his loss. Police have found a vehicle but have yet to identify a suspect

    (Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

    A bicyclist who was seriously injured in a hit-and run in Boston died from his injuries Tuesday, according to police.

    The crash, which happened shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street, left the 29-year-old victim badly injured. He passed away early Tuesday morning.

    The victim, who friends have identified as Rick Archer, was one of two bicyclists traveling east on Commonwealth Avenue when he was clipped from behind by the vehicle which police say may have been speeding.

    Authorities believe Archer, a bike courier who lived in South Boston, was forced into the side of a red Mini Cooper by a silver sedan, dragged and eventually run over. 

    On Tuesday morning, NBC Boston observed a silver car matching the suspected vehicle believed to be involved in Sunday's hit-and-run had been cordoned off in the Boston Common parking garage by police. Police tell us they received a tip from a security guard this morning about the vehicle.

    Police previously said they were looking for a silver 2015-2017 Toyota Camry, likely with out of state plates, possibly New York, based on surveillance images.

    The garage's upper level was cordoned off to other drivers for much of Tuesday as investigators worked to determine who left it behind.

    However, Boston Police Commissioner Williams Evans said investigators believe this is the car involved.

    "We have some good evidence and we'll get them," he said.

    Evans also urged the person who was behind the wheel to come forward, since detectives are also combing through surveillance camera video from the area. 

    Car Found Matching Description From Deadly Hit-and-Run

    [NECN] Car Found Matching Description From Deadly Hit-and-Run

    Police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run in Boston after the victim, a 29-year-old bicyclist named Rick Archer, died from his injuries.

    (Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

    Meanwhile, Archer's friends have put up a memorial where he had been hit. They're remembering him as a dynamic and remarkable individual.

    "He taught me how to look for the jewels in people, and I'm never going to forget that," Rosa Mendoza, a friend, said.

    In a phone interview, Lee Yanco told us he has known Archer since they were 4. He said he's still in shock that Archer died.

    "Obviously we want the person who did this caught, but it's not like it's going to bring happiness, ya know," Yanco said. "It's not going to bring him back."

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