MANDEVILLE, La. Police are searching for the hit and run driver who killed a motorcycle rider on the North Causeway Approach near Highway 22 in Mandeville Saturday afternoon.

Mandeville Police said the crash involving a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle and an SUV happened at 4:30 p.m.

Investigators have determined that the driver of the SUV changed lanes, hitting the motorcycle, and causing the rider to lose control and be ejected from his bike.

The motorcycle rider was taken to Lakeview Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.His name is not being released, until family members are notified.

The driver of the SUV fled the scene, police said.Their only description was that it was a full-size vehicle, possibly a Ford Expedition, and was red or maroon in color.

Anyone with information on the crash should call Mandeville Police.

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