Phenix City police have identified the vehicle believed to be involved in an April 2 hit-and-run on Summerville Road, according to Chief Ray Smith.
Cyclist Sean Rey was seriously injured when he was struck twice in the 3600 block of Summerville Road at 6 a.m. He is still hospitalized at the Midtown Medical Center in Columbus.
“We have collected evidence and are waiting on lab reports,” Smith said Wednesday afternoon. “The vehicle damage and the evidence we have collected is consistent with the individual who ran over Mr. Rey."
The vehicle was found at a Columbus repair shop. The evidence has been sent to the state crime lab and police are awaiting the results, Smith said.
The driver, whom police are not identifying, has been interviewed. The case will likely be presented to a grand jury, Smith said.
Rey, who worked at a convenience store on Summerville Road, was on his way to work when he was hit, according to WRBL.com.Rey was hit by one car, then a second ran over him, according to police. The driver of the second car left the scene.
A Facebook group called "Prayers for Sean Rey" has been providing daily updates on his condition. There has been a gofundme page set up that already has raised over $12,000.
He reportedly suffered extensive injuries. According to the fundraising page, he sustained multiple fractures including a shattered hip, pelvis, femur and multiple fractured ribs as well as a skull fracture and collapsed lung.