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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Hit and Run Male Victim 2-21-18


Case # RPD18-z

On February 25th, the pedestrian died as a result of the injuries sustained in this crash. He has been identified as Jerry Vanlaar of Reno. Investigators are continuing to review evidence and are seeking persons who may have witnessed this crash or have information about it. Secret Witness has increased the reward to $1,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver involved in this fatal hit and run crash.

Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $500.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the hit and run of a male victim at 6th and Valley Rd. Reno, NV.

On Sunday January 21, 2018 at about 4:32 a.m. Reno Police Officers and medical personnel responded to the intersection of 6th St. and Valley Rd. in Reno on the report of a subject down in the roadway. Upon arrival, a male victim was found to have sustained substantial head and facial injuries. It is believed that the injured subject was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is currently being treated for life threatening injuries. The Reno Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to investigate the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Investigators are obtaining video from local businesses.

Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2141, Secret Witness at 322-4900,, or text your tip to 847411 (TIP 411) Keyword – SW.