Eagle Emblem At Scene May Belong To Hit-And-Run Driver

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Police found a decorative license plate at the scene where a man riding a bicycle was hit and killed by a car that then sped away.

On Dec. 19, a silver Mercedes Benz AMG struck the cyclist near Bristol, Pennsylvania, reports WPVI.

The only clue is a silver front decorative license plate with an eagle emblem, reports Buck County Courier Times.

The decorative license plate has since sparked a flurry of speculation on social media. Some wondered if it's connected to local NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

"My first thought is someone associated with the Eagles especially since they said it was a Mercedes," wrote one person under 6abc Action News' Facebook post about the crash.

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"Truly hoping it's not a player or players wife," added another.

Another commenter noted that because so many in the area are Eagles fans, the chances of it being a player are limited.

Authorities are now on the hunt for the perpetrator, whose vehicle likely has extensive damage to the front end.

Those with information are asked to contact Bristol Borough Police.

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If the driver is a Philadelphia Eagles player, it would not be the first time a high-profile athlete was involved in a deadly automobile crash.

On June 9, tennis star Venus Williams, 37, was involved in a deadly car crash in Florida, Rolling Stone reports.

Jerome Barson, 79, died after he suffered a fractured spine and other internal injuries.

The Barson family later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams and accused her of running a red light.

Unlike the hit-and-run driver in Pennsylvania, Williams expressed her condolences and prayers to the Barson family and confronted the charges head on.

If she had been convicted, Williams would have faced traffic citations and the possibility of criminal charges, such as reckless driving or vehicular homicide, Sports Illustrated reports.

But Williams fought against the accusations, saying she drove into the intersection on a green light and had to stop in the middle due to backed up traffic.

That is when the driver, Linda Barson -- Jerome's wife, who was driving his car that day -- collided with Williams.

While Palm Beach Gardens Police Department initially blamed Williams, a closer investigation into video evidence eventually cleared the star of any wrongdoing in the crash.

For the most part, the video confirmed William's account of the accident. It also revealed Linda drove through a green light and hit the passenger side of Williams' SUV.

Sources: WPVIBuck County Courier Times, 6 ABC Action News/Facebook, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons, Charles Ng/Wikimedia Commons

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