Bicyclist killed in Vegas hit-and-run crash identified - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Bicyclist killed in Vegas hit-and-run crash identified

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Police investigate a deadly crash near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive on Sept. 11, 2016. (Austin Turner/FOX5) Police investigate a deadly crash near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive on Sept. 11, 2016. (Austin Turner/FOX5)
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Police believe impaired driving played a role in a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a bicyclist's death Sunday night in west Las Vegas.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the victim in the crash as Jeremy Chad Clark, 42. He died of multiple blunt force injuries as a result of an accident.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the crash involving Clark's bicycle and a pickup truck happened at 8:47 p.m. in the 6300 block of Bannock Way, near Torrey Pines Drive and Charleston Boulevard.

According to Sgt. Robert Stauffer, of Metro, a 2001 Ford F150 was traveling northbound on Torrey Pines when it left the roadway at Casada Way. The vehicle overcorrected, struck a wall and the bicyclist. 

The bicyclist was transported to University Medical Center where he later died, Stauffer said. The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash left the scene on foot.

A neighbor told FOX5 the driver tried to leave with the vehicle before taking off on foot.

Officers went to the home of the vehicle's registered owner and found the driver, Stauffer said. The driver, who was identified as 43-year-old Luis Aguilar-Lujan, was taken into custody. He was booked into Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for developments.

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