An anonymous tip led police to a car that is thought to have been the first of two vehicles that struck a bicyclist in a fatal hit-and-run incident on South Seneca, a police official said Thursday.
Police found the car at a house in south Wichita and are closer to finding the driver, Wichita police Lt. Joe Schroeder said.
“The investigation is making progress,” he said.
Police are certain that the car is the one that was involved in the accident at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Schroeder said. Evidence found at the accident scene is consistent with the vehicle, he said.
Police had previously said the vehicle that struck 49-year-old John B. Fuqua appeared to have had significant front-end damage based on evidence at the scene, in the 1900 block of South Seneca.
Investigators are still looking for a second vehicle that ran over Fuqua as he lay in the road. That vehicle is thought to be an SUV or “crossover” vehicle that has a light-colored, possibly metallic, exterior that is tan, silver or gold.
That vehicle was last seen at May and Seneca, just south of the hit-and-run scene, right before the incident, Schroeder said.
Anyone with information about the second vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 316-267-2111, or traffic investigators, 316-268-4131, Schroeder said.
The anonymous tip that led to the first vehicle resulted from news coverage, Schroeder said.