Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist on Highway 49 North

Mariposa man arrested after fleeing the scene

Wayne Harrison RuportA Mariposa man struck and killed a bicyclist on Sunday, Aug. 23 about 12:30 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Wayne Harrison Ruport, 72, of Mariposa, was driving his 2000 Ford F-150 north on Highway 49 North about 12:30 p.m., south of French Camp Road. A 61-year-old Merced man, Ronald Johnston, was riding a bicycle north on the highway and was struck by Harrison’s vehicle.
Harrison fled the scene but was quickly located by law enforcement at his residen...

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