Bi­cy­clist near down­town dies; sus­pect in cus­tody

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NEVADA OBITUARIES -

A bi­cy­clist died early Satur­day after he was struck by a sus­pected im­paired mo­tor­cy­clist and thrown into a ve­hi­cle east of down­town Las Ve­gas.

The crash was re­ported about 12:15 a.m. at Fre­mont Street and East Sa­hara Av­enue, ac­cord­ing to the Metropoli­tan Po­lice De­part­ment. The bi­cy­clist, a Las Ve­gas man in his 50s, died at Sun­rise Hos­pi­tal and Med­i­cal Cen­ter, po­lice said.

The mo­tor­cy­clist has been iden­ti­fied by the de­part­ment as 35-year-old Daniel J. Althoff of Las Ve­gas. He was booked into the Clark County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on a charge of DUI re­sult­ing in death, jail records show.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have de­ter­mined that the crash hap­pened when Althoff ’s 2013 Tri­umph mo­tor­cy­cle, head­ing south on Fre­mont, struck the bi­cy­clist, who at the same time was cross­ing west on Fre­mont in a marked cross­walk, po­lice said. The im­pact threw the bi­cy­clist into the side of a 2016 Nis­san Sen­tra go­ing west on Sa­hara.

The man’s death was the fifth traf­fic fa­tal­ity in­ves­ti­gated this year by Metro. He will be iden­ti­fied by the Clark County coro­ner’s of­fice.

The sus­pect ran north on Ju­liano Road to­ward Rochelle Av­enue, po­lice said. The child in­formed school of­fi­cials, but po­lice could not lo­cate the man Wed­nes­day.

The man is be­lieved to have brown hair and brown fa­cial hair. He was last seen wear­ing a blue-hooded sweat­shirt, po­lice said.

Po­lice asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the case or the man’s where­abouts to con­tact Metro’s sex crimes sec­tion at 702-828-3421, or leave an anony­mous tip with Crime Stop­pers at 702-385-5555.

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