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Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of 61-year-old bicyclist

Police said the victim was riding his bike when a truck or SUV ran a stop sign and hit him.

SAN ANTONIO — A 61-year-old bicyclist is dead after he was struck by a driver who went through a stop sign in the area of Saunders and South Rosillo Thursday night. 

Police responsed to the scene around 10 p.m., where they found the victim, later identified as Manuel Mendoza. He was taken to a local hospital, where he eventually passed away. 

Ernest Garay, 27, was arrested Friday afternoon; authorities say he didn’t stop to help Mendoza after hitting him. 

“The moment you leave a scene without helping the other party, that’s where it becomes a crime,” SAPD spokesperson Ricardo Guzman said. 

Garay has been charged with failure to stop and render aid/death. 

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