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Police release photo of suspect car in hit and run that killed London student | CBC News

London police have released a photo of a suspect vehicle as they continue to investigate a hit-and-run collision that killed 29-year-old Fanshawe College student Jibin Benoy. 

Benoy was struck and killed on Hamilton Road on Sept. 18 near Little Grey Street. It was 4 a.m. and he was riding home from his job at a fried chicken restaurant. 

The driver of the car involved in the collision did not remain at the scene. 

In the days after Benoy’s death, police said they were looking for a two-door blue sedan with a loud muffler. On Monday, police released a photo of a car that appears to have been captured by a security camera at the scene. 

The car is believed to have significant damage to the front end, hood and windshield, police say.

Benoy was in his second year at Fanshawe College studying operations management. He had moved from Kerala, India, and was planning to bring his wife to London to start a life together in Canada. 

Jibin Benoy, 29, had come from Kerala, India, to study at Fanshawe College before bringing his wife over to start a new life. (Gofundme)

Benoy’s death has members of London’s cycling community calling for more protected bike lanes for cyclists. 

Police are asking anyone with information about the car or the collision to come forward. They can call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers.

London Morning7:50Bike rally to remember cyclists killed on the roads in London

There is a bike rally in London tonight to honour cyclists killed on the roads, including Jibin Benoy who died after a hit and run on Hamilton Road. London cyclists Hailey Tallman and Luis Patricio tell London Morning why they feel London streets have design issues making many of them unsafe for cyclists.

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