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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Police are looking for the driver of a Mercedes SUV that hit a pedestrian Wednesday and fled the scene.

The car is described as a 2006 to 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML model, gold/pewter in color, missing its passenger side-view mirror. Police said the car has passenger-side damage.

Police said Friday that Lynne Devivo, 43, of the township, was riding her bike along the shoulder of Ocean Heights Avenue at 5:48 p.m. near Swift Drive when she was struck by the SUV. The SUV apparently fled toward English Creek Avenue.

Devivo was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The crash is being investigated by Officer Louis Poletis of the Traffic Safety Unit.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or was in the area and observed the SUV, is asked to call 609-926-2661.

— Claire Lowe

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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