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Las Vegas cyclist dead after hit and run

By:
John Stevenson and Jeff Jones
Published:
August 02, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:05 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for August 2, 2005

Don Albietz, a Las Vegas police officer has died of his injuries after being hit by a truck on July...

Don Albietz, a Las Vegas police officer has died of his injuries after being hit by a truck on July 20, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Mr Albietz was hit from behind by a truck while riding though the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on state Route 159.

Witnesses told the Nevada Highway Patrol that the driver briefly got out of the cab before driving away. Highway patrol troopers traced the truck to Michael Reich, 27, a self-employed trucker with a felony conviction and numerous traffic violations.

Mr Albietz was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on Thursday, July 28. Mr Reich has been charged with felony hit and run and numerous misdemeanors and traffic violations, and will probably face additional charges as a results of Mr Albietz's death.

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