Lincoln man arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run

Authorities have arrested a Lincoln man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Authorities have arrested a Lincoln man in connection to the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian.

Hani Hadgi, 29, was booked in Lancaster County Jail on Tuesday for leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

Lincoln police said in a report Hadgi was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck 41-year-old Victor Melendez around 10:30 p.m. Monday near 12th and Belmont Ave.

Despite a bystander performing CPR, Melendez was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

Through interviews and debris in the area, investigators determined Hadgi was traveling eastbound on nearby Garber Ave., hit Melendez and then continued east before hitting a street sign and becoming disabled, according to the report.

Police are expected to provide more details Wednesday morning.

 

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