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A Kenosha man is being held in the Racine County Jail following a fatal hit-and-run crash Monday night.

Johnny Taylor, 71, was identified by investigators Tuesday evening as the operator of a vehicle involved in a collision which killed an 18-year-old Racine teen.

The victim has been identified by police as Teren Cagle, who was struck while riding a bicycle on Sheridan Road in Mount Pleasant. He was initially transported to the Froedtert Trauma Center in Wauwatosa, where he died from injuries he sustained as a result of the accident, authorities stated.

Mount Pleasant Police were called to the area of Sheridan Road and Hansche Road at 10:46 p.m. for a report of an unconscious person. They found Cagle had been riding a bike southbound on Sheridan Road when he was struck by a vehicle, which then left the scene.

From evidence at the scene, police had identified the vehicle that hit the teen as a white 1998-2003 Dodge Ram van. The vehicle was located Tuesday and recovered by Mount Pleasant Police. Taylor is the registered owner of the vehicle.

Taylor was transported to the jail pending a felony charge of hit-and-run causing death, and is being held in lieu of cash bond.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Mount Pleasant Police at 262-884-0454 or Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9930.

Information can also be given to police via email at racine.crimstoppersweb.com or by text at CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 along with your message.