Arrest Made In Fatal Hit And Run

Driver Of Sedan Fled The Scene

July 07, 2019 - 6:51 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Metro Police have made an arrest in the case of a hit and run driver who killed a motorcyclist two weeks ago. 

Metro’s Traffic Division released a tweet announcing the arrest on Friday afternoon.

The crash occured at the intersection of Flamingo and Decatur back on July 6th. Police say the driver of a white Nissan Altima traveling westbound on Flamingo ran a red light and struck the bike, which was heading northbound on Decatur. That driver has now been identified as 26 year od Mitchell Magee

Following the initial crash, Metro Police say the female driver went into the southbound lanes of Decatur and crashed into six other cars.

The motorcycle driver, identified as 59 year old Thomas Wallenta, was transported to U.M.C. but died from their injuries. No one else was hurt.