Las Cruces bicyclist dies of injuries suffered in alleged hit-and-run

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 57-year-old bicyclist involved in Aug. 14's alleged hit-and-run crash on Valley Drive has died as a result of his injuries.

Terence Patrick Havey was removed from life support and pronounced dead at University Medical Center of El Paso. Las Cruces Police learned of his passing on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers has doubled its reward and is now offering $2,000 for information that helps identify the driver of the red GMC or Chevrolet pickup believed to be responsible for the hit-and-run crash.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Aug. 14, Havey was bicycling south near the 1800 block of Valley Drive when he was struck by the pickup.

Havey was initially taken to Memorial Medical Center before being transported to UMC.

Police say the driver of the pickup did not stop to render aid, and instead drove south on Valley Drive with the bicycle lodged underneath the vehicle. Police located the bicycle on south Main Street underneath the I-10 overpass and parts of the bike along the way.

The last known direction of the pickup was south on Main Street near University Avenue. It is believed that the pickup may have some damage to its front end. The pickup is believed to be a newer-model, full-size, red GMC or Chevrolet with either an extra cab or four full doors.

Anyone with information that can help identify the driver or location of the pickup is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.

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