Virginia State Police has identified an individual wanted in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a bicyclist in Frederick County on Saturday.

Christofer A. Valeriano-Lanza, 20, of Winchester, is wanted on one felony count of duty to report an accident involving injury or death. State police is encouraging anyone with information concerning Valeriano-Lanza's whereabouts and/or details about the crash to please contact Virginia State Police Trooper J. Myers at 540-662-3313 or by email at area13@vsp.virginia.gov.

The crash occurred at 1:41 a.m. Va. 7 (Berryville Pike), a tenth of a mile west Route 991 (Regency Lakes).

A 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling east on Berryville Pike when the driver lost control, ran off the left side of the roadway, over corrected, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, and struck a bicyclist. The Mitsubishi then ran off the left side of the roadway, collided with a ditch, and overturned. The bicyclist was traveling east on Berryville Pike when it was struck from behind by the Mitsubishi.

The bicyclist, Mark W. Smith, 49, of Winchester, died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Valeriano-Lanza fled the scene of the crash on foot before law enforcement arrived, state police said in a media release today. Authorities are investigating the possibility of two individuals being the Mitsubishi.

Speed and alcohol are both considered factors in the crash, according to state police. The crash remains under investigation.

(4) comments

Dickie

With more than 200 million white Americans and only approximately 14 million illegals in this country, your comparison is something I would expect to see on CNN or MSNBC.

Curly 2

Probably back in Mexico by now!!

Conservative

Took the words right out my mouth. We need to keep these filthy illegal aliens out. All illegal aliens are lawbreakers. All of them.

m_rodriguez04

You both need to keep in mind that not only illegal aliens are the ones breaking the law. In fact, it’s statistically proven than White Americans commit more crime than illegal immigrants. Here’s something to think about: You classified him as an illegal alien but how do you is immigration status? You don’t. You’re using his name & skin color as an excuse to blame an entire group. I know it is a hard concept to wrap around close minded individuals, but what if instead of blaming an entire group, we blame the individual for his or her own actions and stop associating those actions to an entire group.

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