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A Reno Man Was Arrested for a Fatal Hit-And-Run

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, November 27, 2022 8:26 am

A Reno Man Was Arrested for a Fatal Hit-And-Run

NEVADA – A Reno man has been detained in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash on North Virginia St. early Saturday morning. A second crash occurred at the same spot later.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 26, the Reno Police Department discovered a woman in the highway on North Virginia St., just south of Talus Way. REMSA responded and took the pedestrian to Renown, where she died. No suspect car remained on the scene, and no one reported the incident to 911.

Officers discovered a vehicle with similar damage to the crash scene a short time later. The driver, 22-year-old Louis Vegas of Reno, was called and interviewed about the collision. He was eventually arrested for causing death through hit-and-run and failing to stop and render aid.

A second crash occurred near North Virginia and Talus Way while authorities were on the scene conducting the investigation.

A car going east on Talus Way failed to slow down at the stop sign at North Virginia Street and did not negotiate the previous crash’s traffic restriction. The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe just missed multiple Reno Police patrol vehicles and officers who were providing traffic control on North Virginia Street. The Tahoe rolled down the embankment on North Virginia Street’s east side, landing upside down in a small pond.

The two occupants of the upturned automobile were able to escape. REMSA transported both occupants to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Several traffic infractions were issued to the driver.

The Reno Police Department encourages the public to slow down and pay close attention to the temporary traffic pattern and traffic management that is in place when approaching a crash scene. Officers may be on the road giving directions on how to get around the scene. Drivers are advised to slow down and roll down their windows so that they may hear any spoken directions issued by officials.

The road was cordoned down as cops investigated. At 7:30 a.m., both crash scenes were cleared, and the traffic was reopened with no restrictions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Reno Police Department’s non-emergency number, 775-334-2677.

Credits: Fox Reno

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