Angel Velasquez, shown in pictures posted on Facebook. (Source: Velasquez's family)
Jvon Williams (Source: LVMPD)
Police said the cyclist was hit by Volkswagen. (FOX5 viewer)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A relative of a teen motorcyclist killed Thursday in a hit-and-run crash identified the rider as a recent grad of Las Vegas High School.
A cousin of Angel Velasquez told FOX5 the 19-year-old was the person who died in the collision on Sahara Avenue and Van Patten Street.
Velasquez's family said Velasquez was training to be a Las Vegas Metro police officer before the incident.
"It's very heartbreaking, very devastating and very shocking," said Jackie Velasquez. "I still don't believe it."
Police arrested 29-year-old Jvon Williams who took off from the scene of a collision that resulted in Velasquez's death.
According to Metro, the collision happened just after 7 p.m. when the teen on a 2013 Honda motorcycle was heading eastbound on Sahara. He applied the brakes and fell to his right side, police said.
The motorcyclist slid eastbound before he was struck by a 2013 Volkswagen that was attempting a left turn from northbound Van Patten, according to Metro.
The motorcyclist was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police said the driver fled the scene. Officers were able to locate him, though, at his home after a bystander jotted down his license plate number. The Volkswagen had a great deal of front-end damage, police noted.
Williams was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony hit and run.
Police said the incident resulted in the 59th traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction.
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