Man accused of killing cyclist in Salina hit and run is in country illegally, authorites say

Chiragkumar Patel

The suspect in the deadly hit and run in Salina on Sunday is in the country illegally, according to the Onondaga County Sheriffâ??s Office.

Now, authorities are in the process of confiscating 28-year-old Chiragkumar Patelâ??s passport. Investigators say Patel was on a temporary visa.

Patel is accused of hitting and killing 48-year-old Michael Mahoney who was on a bicycle at about 2:40 am on Electronics Parkway.

Patel was visiting from Connecticut, when the crash happened.