Police interview 'apparent driver' in biker death
WELLESLEY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A roadside memorial continued to grow over the weekend for a Wellesley father that was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Friday.
Alex Motsenigos, 41, was struck and killed by a truck while riding his bicycle Friday afternoon. The driver who hit him never stopped, but surveillance footage has led police to that driver. The suspect was interviewed and police said they are continuing to investigate the fatal accident.
“It’s just a tremendous community heartbreak and outpouring by many people who didn’t even know him,” said Anne Coursey, a Wellesley resident. “A lovely, kindly, athletic, outgoing man who was just out for a bike ride. Everybody’s just so distraught about it.”
Police said the driver was interviewed, but no charges have been filed.
“To not come back within 24 hours is just incredible,” said Coursey.
Police also spoke with the driver of a Volvo -- surveillance footage shows the car was in the area at the time of the accident, but investigators said that driver could not provide much information.
A statement released by the Motsenigos family read: “We seek to grieve through celebration of Alex’s life but also through a full understanding of the events surrounding his death. Please, if you know anything that will aid the investigations, come forward.”
Motsenigos is survived by his wife and his 6-year-old son.
Investigators urge witnesses and anyone with information to contact the Wellesley Police Department at 781-235-1212.
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