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UPDATE: Police identify suspected DUI driver who hit bicyclist

Heartbreaking message left at recent crash site
Heartbreaking message left at recent crash site
Posted at 6:51 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 21:36:09-04

A heartbreaking message was spray painted on a wall at the spot of a recent crash where a bicyclist was killed by a suspected drunk driver.

Drivers passed by the words "Drunk killed Dad" spray painted in black. Neighbors say they believe a child of the bicyclist that was killed spray painted the message as a warning to the community to slow down. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says the driver of a 2000 Dodge Intrepid was under the influence when he ran a stop sign at Indios Avenue and Mountain Vista Street on April 28. At the same time, three cyclists were also going through the intersection and one of them was hit by the Dodge. The cyclist was rushed to the hospital and later died as a result of his injuries.

"It's terrible, it just makes you afraid to go anywhere," says Erma Hibbler, neighbor.

Katharine Hildebrand owns the house whose wall was hit by the car and says she has seen crash after crash happen just past her backyard. 

"Every time we hear skidding we think someone's about to get hit, " says Hildebrand. "This intersection is very bad."

Other neighbors like Erma Hibbler, echo the same concerns and are afraid other lives are in jeopardy because drivers are breaking the law.

"They don't slow down, we have a lot of bicycles down the street," says Hibbler. "It's a dangerous corner."

Hildebrand says her heart breaks for the family of the bicyclist that was killed, and hope drivers can head the warnings to be safe. 

"I'm very sorry about your dad dying, it shouldn't happen to anybody, especially not from a drunk driver," says Hildebrand.

The driver of that vehicle, identified as Danesmin Solis-Cortes, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and is facing felony charges of driving under the influence - resulting in death.