Man Dies After Being Hit By Car While in Wheelchair

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV -- Reno police say a man has died after being hit by a car downtown Friday night.

Shortly before 9PM, according to police, it happened at the intersection of Arlington and Second. 75-year-old Robert Beakley of Reno was crossing the intersection in a wheelchair, and was hit by a driver who reports not seeing him. Beakley was hospitalized in critical condition and died in the hospital.

Police say they don't believe alcohol or other drugs were involved and the driver of the car is being cooperative. The incident is being investigated by the Major Accident Investigation Team. If you have any information that might help the investigation, please call the Reno Police Detective Division at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.


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