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Coroner identifies man killed during fight

Posted at 11:08 AM, Oct 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-16 14:08:41-04

A man is dead following a bizarre confrontation involving another man and a SUV on Thursday.

It happened around 5 p.m. on Quiet Cove Way, near Desert Inn and Fort Apache. Police say a verbal fight occurred between two men in front of a home.  

40-year-old Christopher Sacca, of Las Vegas, got into his truck to escape the fight, said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

But police say a 27-year-old man wanted to continue the altercation. He was identified as Michael Richards of Las Vegas on Friday morning.

Richards reportedly began running and grabbed onto the driver's side of the Ford.  He was unable to hold on, slipped, and was run over by the truck, said police. 

"It's very frightening," said Camila Salgado.  "I turn to my left and the first thing that I see is a body covered, and these white sheets."  

Sacca fled the scene and was located at his residence, said police.  He was taken into custody for felony DUI­ and hit-and-run charges.  

Although the two men knew each other, it is not clear what their relationship was.

The incident remains under investigation.