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Camaro That Mowed Down Cyclist in Fatal Hit-And-Run Found by Police

By Trevor Kapp | July 6, 2016 2:14pm
 Police have found this vehicle, which they believe was used in the fatal hit-and-run on Grand Street Saturday morning.
Police have found this vehicle, which they believe was used in the fatal hit-and-run on Grand Street Saturday morning.
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WILLIAMSBURG — Police tracked down the Chevy Camaro used in the hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist on Grand Street early Saturday, according to the 90 Precinct Commander.

The sports car, which police found Wednesday morning, mowed down bartender Matthew von Ohlen, 35, outside 690 Grand St., near Manhattan Avenue, about 2:35 a.m, the NYPD said.

The driver remains at large, police said.

Von Ohlen, an avid cyclist who co-founded the bike-repair company Bikestock, was riding in a designated bicycle lane when he was struck, police said.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital but couldn’t be saved.

"Matthew lives and breathes cycling," his bio on the company's website reads. "Matthew sees biking as a way to stay fit and to decrease his environmental impact, and is a strong advocate of year-round ridership."