A retired police chief was bicycling when he was run over by a car in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old man later died from his injuries. Police in Nevada suspect that the fatal hit-and-run was intentional after viewing a video that the teens recorded of the deadly collision.
Police say an appalling video uploaded to social media is the smoking gun in a fatal hit-and-run on Aug. 14 that took the life of Andreas Probst.
The shocking video features two teens in a car – which police say was stolen. Video taken by the passenger in the vehicle shows the driver of the car purposely rear-ending a white sedan, and causing it to careen into the median.
One of the teens screams, “B***h a** n****! Stop talking s**t, b***h!”
Then a bicyclist in the bicycle lane is spotted by the teens, and one says, “Ready?” The other eagerly replies, “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Hit his a**.”
The teens are heard on video giggling.
The driver pilots the stolen 2016 Hyundai Elantra into the bicycle lane and directly smashes the bicyclist near Tenaya Way and Centennial Parkway. Probst is thrown off his bike, then onto the hood of the car before slamming and shattering the windshield.
The passenger looks out the window and records Probst violently tumbling on the pavement before coming to a motionless stop.
After the driver slams into Probst, one teen says that the man was “knocked out.” The other replied, “S**t, we gotta get out of here.”
The driver then accelerates, and the video ends.
The bicyclist’s daughter, Taylor Probst, got an alert from her dad’s Apple Watch that he had fallen.
Taylor and her mother, Crystal Probst, drove to the scene of the crash.
Crystal told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “I come from law enforcement as well in my younger days. I was able to ascertain, there’s his bike, his helmet is way over there, his phone is way over there. I’m like, ‘This is not good.'”
Police officers and firefighters told the Probst’s wife and daughter that he had been rushed to the University Medical Center. Four hours later, a representative from the Clark County Coroner’s Office told family members that Probst was dead.
The driver left the crime scene, but was reportedly arrested nearby.
The 17-year-old driver was taken to a juvenile detention center. Police have not released his identity because of his age.
Late last month, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department found the disturbing video on social media.
After reviewing the video, police believe the fatal hit-and-run was intentional. The minor will now be charged with murder.
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On Thursday, a ceremony was held to celebrate the life of Andreas Probst.
Taylor Probst said of her deceased father, “He was honestly like a ray of sunshine. That just bled through your life.”
“He was always laughing, always smiling, offering you support, life advice, career advice,” Taylor recalled.
She continued, “Everybody who ever knew him, loved him.”
Crystal Probst added, “He was an amazing man, a husband, a father, a brother.”
During the ceremony, a memorial bicycle was erected at the crash site as a tribute to Probst.
Pat Treichel, founder of Ghost Bikes Las Vegas, said, “I’ve never heard of anybody being intentionally hit.”
Numerous members of law enforcement paid their respects to the retired police chief from California.
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