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Bond set for man in fatal hit and run in South Omaha

UPDATE 4/12/2018: Velasquez-Ortiz appeared in court Monday afternoon where his bond was set at $2 million dollars. His preliminary hearing is set for May 23 at 9 am.

UPDATE 4/12/2018: At 11 am on Thursday Omaha Police Accident Investigation Squad, Metro Area Fugitive Task Force and DHS ICE Agents searched 5401 South 32nd street which lead them to another home on South 28th street where they found and arrested Luis Velasquez-Ortiz.

Velasquez-Ortiz was taken to Omaha Police Headquarters and was booked for a felony arrest warrant for leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury/death.

UPDATE: The SUV involved in the crash has been found, police said Wednesday evening.

The investigation is still ongoing.

OMAHA, Neb (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Omaha police are searching for the driver they say hit a motorcyclist Wednesday morning.

Juan Moreno-Tamayo, 31, was killed.

"I wish he was still here," Juan Hernandez said. Tamayo is his father.

Police say Wednesday just before 6:45 a.m. a blue Ford Explorer was heading north on 32nd street. They say Moreno-Tamayo was eastbound on Q Street.

Investigators say the Ford ran a stop sign and hit the motorcycle hard enough Moreno-Tamayo ended up underneath the SUV.

Police say the SUV drove over him as it drove away on Q.

They say it headed north on 33rd from there.

Tomayo was a father of four. Family members say he was an amazing father.

"He was caring, loving and positive," Hernandez said.

FOX 42 NEWS went to the address listed of that Ford Explorer, no one came to the door.

The family lives a couple of doors down from that home. The crash happened just a block away.

Tamayo was wearing a DOT approved helmet. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.





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