delivery man dies in hit-and-run

Out of Pittsburgh, news of another delivery-man death, this time in a fatal hit-and-run. 38-year-old Rui Hui Lin was struck by a pickup truck while making a delivery on his bicycle for his family's restaurant: New Immigrant Dies On Oakland Food Run; Driver Still At Large.

The incident happened on Monday around 2:00pm at Meyran Avenue and Louisa Street in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood when a large, white pickup struck Mr. Lin. He was pronounced dead at the hospital early Tuesday morning: Bicyclist dies from injuries in Oakland hit and run.

Police are searching for a newer white Ford F-150 or F-250 that witnesses saw leaving the scene. The first three characters of the license are believed to be "YGH." The driver, believed to be in his late 40s or early 50s, apparently got out and looked over the victim, then drove away.

Lin had recently become a U.S. citizen, just in time to cast his first vote in November's Presidential election. He worked seven days a week, 14 hours a day, and recently saved enough to close on a house. His pregnant wife and 5-year-old child in China had been planning to join him in Pittsburgh.

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