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Priest the Victim of Hit and Run Fatality

(South Bend, IN) - A retired priest was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run collision in St. Joseph County this week.


Father Jan Klimczyk of South Bend was riding a bicycle west on Indiana 2 when hit by a vehicle. The 67-year-old Klimczyk was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The driver was gone before police showed up, authorities said. 


Klimczyk was at Holy Family Parish in South Bend for more than 40 years before recently retiring. The collision happened about a mile from the church.


Anyone with information about the driver is asked to contact authorities.

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