- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police have identified the man accused of intentionally striking and killing a woman with his pickup truck.

Police arrested 41-year-old Jesus Mendoza-Cabezas Monday in the crash that killed 42-year-old Gabriela Martin de Mendoza. Authorities believe Mendoza-Cabezas had been in a domestic relationship with the victim. He faces several driving charges, including driving under the influence.

Detectives say the driver made a U-turn before hitting the woman, who was in a crosswalk, and then crashing into a home.

The woman was found underneath the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver fled on foot and was stopped by a witness until officers arrived.



An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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