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POLICE: Passenger falls and dies after hanging out of van and killing bicyclist

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating an incident that left two people dead on Sahara and Hollywood Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the intersection around 7:25 a.m. for a collision involving a bicyclist and vehicle.

After initial observations by the Fatal unit, the case was handed over to LVMPD's homicide section.

Investigators learned several vehicles were traveling southbound on Hollywood towards Sahara, which appeared to be racing and driving recklessly.

A passenger of a minivan was hanging halfway out of the vehicle approaching two pedestrians walking on the sidewalk.

The passenger attempted to hit the pedestrians as they drove by but missed them. However, as the minivan continued to travel, it approached a bicyclist. The passenger hanging out of the vehicle struck the bicyclist, knocking her to the ground and killing her.

At the same time, the passenger fell out of the vehicle, struck his head on a light post and also died.

"Senseless is an understatement," said Lt. Raymond Spencer. "You have a woman who was out riding her bicycle and they pull up next to her and strike her, causing her to die. It's an absolute senseless act. There's no reason behind this that I can tell you why it occurred, other than complete stupidity."

Police described the victim as a white female in her mid-50s.

There are two suspects in this case, police said: the driver and the deceased passenger, both described as Hispanic males between 18 and 22.

Police are still looking for the driver and minivan.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Las Vegas Metropolitan Police or call CrimeStoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Hollywood is closed in both directions.

No other information is available at this time.

This is a developing story, check back for further information.

https://news3lv.com/news/local/las-vegas-police-investigating-double-fatal-accident-as-homicide

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