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UPDATE: Motorcyclist & victim of hit-and-run has died

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UPDATE: A motorcyclist that was the victim of a hit-and-run has died. 

63-year-old Michael Olson's daughter Cara Anderson confirmed the death to KWWL this morning. 

Cedar Rapids Police tell us they have a suspect in mind and are working on locating her. 

Anderson says she hopes the person who did this will receive the maximum sentence. 

"I hope that everyday is the hell that we just spent watching our loved one die with nothing we could do to help him," she tells us.

"She took a husband of 40 years, a father of 3, grandfather of 3, as well as many friends that he considered family, children that he treated as his own," Anderson added. 


Police are continuing to search for a driver after a hit-and-run on Sunday. 

They say they have significant leads at this point. 

The crash happened near C Street and 20th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids. 

63-year-old Michael Olson was hit by a car while on his motorcycle. 

Police say the woman behind the wheel got out of the car and ran away. 

The car was registered as stolen and had stolen license plates from a different vehicle, the car is being kept as evidence at this point. 

Olson's daughter Cara Anderson tells KWWL her father is in a medically induced coma as a last ditch effort to try and save his life. 

A Go Fund Me account  has raised more than $2,000 for the family in just two days. 

We are told Olson does not have health insurance and was not working. 

In regards to the hit-and-run Anderson says, "I will never understand how anyone could leave someone to die in a puddle of their own blood. My dad is the type of person that would help anyone he could."

Olson is not only a father but a husband of 40 years. 

The driver that his Olson is described as being in her early twenties with long black hair. 
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. 

Anderson says her parents lost everything in a house fire last fall and had just moved back into their renovated home this summer. 

She is asking for thoughts and prayers at this time. 
This is the second unsolved hit-and-run case in Cedar Rapids in the last 7 months.

A man was hit while riding his bicycle back in March, police have not been able to find the driver who left that scene. 


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