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$25K Reward Offered for Tips Leading to an Arrest in Ramona Hit-and-Run

A $25,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can help law enforcement find and arrest the person accused of hitting a cyclist in Ramona and driving away on Wednesday morning.

Michelle Scott, 53, was riding along on State Route 67 in Ramona, just north of Dye Road, when she was hit by a black Ford Edge SUV. The California Highway Patrol said the SUV fled the scene and used stolen license plates. Investigators have had few leads on the whereabouts of the car and the driver.

Scott suffered significant injuries and was airlifted to Palomar Hospital where she remained in critical condition. As of Saturday, Scott was in a coma and on a ventilator.

Scott works for Power Plus in Escondido, a company with over 400 employees.

Her boss, CEO Steven Bray, recently called for the suspect to surrender. Bray said Scott is the second-most senior employee in the company.

Scott’s co-workers gathered Saturday morning for the Power Plus Olympics, a company event that Scott helped planned.

“There is a somber mood at the office knowing that Michelle is at the hospital,” said co-worker, Brian Schultz.

This was the first time this festive event started with a company prayer.

“She is loved by everyone,” Schultz added.

The black Ford Edge reportedly traveled onto the highway shoulder, directly into Scott's path, ejecting her from her bike causing her to land on the roadway, explained investigators.

The reason the Edge drifted is still under investigation, police said.

GoFundMe page was set up to help Scott's family.

An anonymous $25,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver of that black Ford Edge.

Anyone with information can contact California Highway Patrol at (619) 401-2000.

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