UPDATED: ISP investigating early-morning fatal crash in Fayette County

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FAYETTE COUNTY - Illinois State Police say they have identified the driver allegedly involved in a fatal crash in Fayette County on March 28.

Troopers say the crash happened on U.S. Route 40, one mile east of St. Elmo in Fayette County, at about 5:55 a.m.  According to the preliminary investigation into the crash, ISP officials say the bicyclist and a vehicle were traveling westbound on U.S. Route 40 when the bicycle was struck from behind by the vehicle.

Illinois State Police say the vehicle then left the scene.  The bicyclist, identified as Jason Hearty, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene.

As a result of investigative efforts by the Illinois State Police, the driver allegedly involved in this crash was identified as Kevin Bagwell, 31.  Bagwell is facing preliminary charges of failure to report an accident to police, and leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death.  If you have any further information on this crash, you are asked to call the Illinois State Police.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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