San Antonio police arrest suspect after bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on West Side

Crash occurred around 10 p.m. on Saunders Avenue near South Rosillo Street

WATCH: San Antonio police make arrest after bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on West Side

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run crash on the city’s West Side that left a 61-year-old bicyclist dead on Thursday night.

Police arrested 27-year-old Ernest Garay on Friday after receiving tips from community members.

The crash occurred around 10 p.m. near the intersection of Saunders Avenue and South Rosillo Street, not far from South Zarzamora Street and West Commerce.

According to police, Manuel Mendoza was on his bicycle on Saunders Avenue when Garay ran a stop sign and hit him with his vehicle.

Police said Garay failed to stop and render aid and instead fled the scene.

Mendoza was taken by EMS to Unversity Hospital, where he later died.

Garay faces a charge of failure to stop and render aid resulting in death, police said.


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