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Man arrested on hit-and-run charge after August deadly crash

Posted: 11:04 AM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-14 18:09:26Z

A man was arrested on felony hit-and-run charges Thursday after a pedestrian died in a crash in August.

Interactive Map: Pedestrians killed in Las Vegas valley crashes in 2018

37-year-old Robert Austin was arrested in the Aug. 8 crash near Sloan Lane and Commodore Cove Drive, near Sahara Avenue. Police said he hit the pedestrian, identified as 63-year-old Jose Rozada-Vega, and fled the scene. According to police, the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk. 

Rozada-Vega was transported to the hospital and died of his injuries on Aug. 16. 

After the crash, police determined the vehicle involved was a 2004 red Ford Mustang. On Aug. 21, police located the vehicle at a residence near the crash scene. Austin was then located and arrested Sept. 13.