Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision near Talus Way

RENO, NV (December 9, 2022) Louis Ikaikaalapai Vegas was arrested early Saturday, after a fatal hit-and-run on North Virginia Street.

The incident occurred around 2:31 a.m., near Talus Way about one mile north of McCarran Boulevard.

According to reports, a woman was found lying on the roadway after a vehicle struck her under unknown circumstances.

Paramedics transported the woman to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead due to the extent of her injuries. Officers withheld her identity pending notification of kin.

Responding officers then discovered a vehicle nearby with damage consistent with someone striking a pedestrian.

Police approached the driver, identified as Louis Ikaikaalapai Vegas, 22, and arrested him on suspicion of felony hit-and-run along with other related charges.

At this time, further events leading up to the incident remain under active investigation. Once available, more information will be provided.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased victim. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Losing someone in a hit-and-run crash is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call them today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. For more accident news, click here.

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