Jvon Williams was identified as the suspect in a hit-and-run collision on Aug. 2. (LVMPD)
Angel Velasquez, shown in pictures posted on Facebook. (Source: Velasquez' family)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
The driver accused of fleeing the scene of a collision in which a teen motorcyclist died is expected to appear for his reset initial court hearing on Wednesday.
Jvon Williams, 29, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to stop at the scene of an accident after a wreck involving 19-year-old Angel Velasquez on Aug. 1.
Williams was originally slated on Monday, but a judge delayed the proceedings for two days later. His 72-hour hearing was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. in Las Vegas Justice Court.
According to Las Vegas Metro police, the collision happened when Velasquez, 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.
Since Velasquez' death, the teen's family as well as Metro's Explorers program have spoken out in tribute of the aspiring police officer.
The Metro program organized to expose young people to the inner workings of the police department recognized Velasquez for his leadership and commitment to duty.
"He was an energizing leader," said his mentor in the program, officer Krista Bullard. "He was our go-to guy."
On Saturday, his colleagues as well as advisors in the Explorers program held a benefit car wash to raise money for funeral expenses.
"It's sad, but we are taking every day and strive and trying to hope for the better," said Explorer advisor Garrett Escartin on Saturday.
A bank account was set up to help Velasquez' family with funeral expenses. It is:
Benefit Memorial Fund for Angel Velasquez
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