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ACSO seeks help in Othello hit-and-run death

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | September 11, 2022 4:33 PM

OTHELLO — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the car and driver involved in a hit-and-run collision that killed an Othello man riding his bicycle Friday evening near Othello.

Artemio Cortez Cortez, 59, was riding north on his bike on the eastern edge of South Taylor Road when he was struck from behind, according to a release from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. The impact threw Cortez Cortez off the bike and he died at the scene, the release said.

An autopsy is pending.

ACSO Is asking anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them, and people with information may remain anonymous.

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