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Off-duty Las Vegas officer dies after hit-and-run bicycle crash

Officer Down: Don Albietz - [Las Vegas, Nevada]

Biographical Info

Age: 45

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Albietz was critically injured when a flatbed truck hit him from behind while bicycling. He passed away due to these injuries.

Date of Incident: July 20, 2005

Suspect Info: The suspect, 27-year-old, Michael Reich was originally charged with a felony hit-and-run. This charge may now be upgraded since Officer Albietz has died.

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LAS VEGAS - An off-duty Las Vegas police officer has died after being critically hurt when he was hit while bicycling through Red Rock Canyon.

Don Albietz (Ahl-Beets) had been hospitalized since his bicycle was hit from behind July 20th by a passing flatbed truck pulling a trailer.

The truck stopped for a minute and then drove away. Authorities say charges may be upgraded against the driver -- 27-year-old Michael Reich.

He was arrested in Pahrump, and was originally charged with felony hit-and-run.

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