Seattle Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a cyclist dead Tuesday morning.

At approximately 5:45 a.m., a 61-year-old male on a bicycle was struck by a car while traveling on 1st Avenue South near South Andover Street in Sodo, according to the department. The driver of a vehicle then drove away northbound on 1st Avenue South.

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Officers and medics responded and attempted CPR to revive the cyclist, but he was declared dead at the scene. No other information on the victim was immediately available, according to the department.

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Seattle Police are looking for a white or silver colored 4-door compact hatchback, similar to a Toyota Prius, with "obvious right front headlight area damage."  They urge anyone with information on the vehicle to contact SPD's Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8923 and ask for Det. Sanders.

Seattle Police closed 1st Avenue South for several hours while detectives processed the scene. The street reopened around 9:15 a.m.

Seattlepi.com reporter Stephen Cohen can be reached at 206-448-8313 or stephencohen@seattlepi.com. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @scohenPI.