Fatal hit and run of man on bicycle in Livonia remains unsolved

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A Livonia man is struck and killed while riding his bike and the driver sped away from the scene.

Two years later the case remains unsolved.

Those who loved Dennis Ryan still don't have closure two years after a driver struck him, while he was riding a bicycle at night over I-96 in Livonia.

"He was a special person," said Austin Ryan, Dennis' brother. "He was a caregiver for our parents in their later years, and he had a lot of friends in this area."

Police say Ryan was riding along Schoolcraft when the driver heading southbound on Newburgh hit him as he tried crossing, and the driver kept going.

"You know this day coming up like this, it's hard for the family. you know, for all of us."

Two years later on this day, the case remains cold.

There was a construction project here at the intersection two years ago when Dennis Ryan was struck, so the cameras were disabled, and police say there were no witnesses.

So in order for the case to heat up, someone needs to speak up.

"We just hope there is some kind of closure," Ryan said. "(And) somebody steps forward about this, because there is somebody out there is who going about their business, doing  and just left him there. Somebody just ran into him and just left him there. We still can't believe it."

Anyone with information on who the driver is, should call Livonia police or 1-800-SPEAK-UP.