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Vegas man sentenced for Metro hopeful's death

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Las Vegas man convicted of hitting and a killing a teen motorcyclist and fleeing the accident scene is headed to prison.

Jvon Williams, 29, on Monday was sentenced to six to 15 years in prison for felony hit-and-run and leaving the scene of an accident.

Williams was arrested on Aug. 1 in connection with the crash, which took place on East Sahara Avenue, that same night. The wreck claimed the life of 19-year-old Angel Velasquez.

Velasquez was riding a 2013 Honda motorcycle eastbound on Sahara when he applied the brakes and fell to his right side.

Velasquez slid until being struck by a 2013 Volkswagen, driven by Williams. Williams had been attempting a left turn from northbound Van Patten Street.

The teen was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Williams fled the scene but officers were able to locate him at his home because a bystander had jotted down his license plate number. The Volkswagen had a great deal of front-end damage.

Family members said Velasquez was studying criminal justice at College of Southern Nevada in the hopes of becoming a Las Vegas Metro police officer.

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