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Sparks Police Arrest Man in Connection With Fatal Accident

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Sparks police say they've arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit and run accident that happened early Thursday morning.

Police say they received a phone call from a woman saying she heard a loud 'pop' and then someone screaming in the area of Sparks Boulevard and Express Street.

Officers checked the area and found a man dead on the dirt shoulder of the southbound lanes of Sparks Boulevard, just south of Express.

They say it appears the victim was walking north on Sparks in the south lanes when he was hit by a Ford Explorer driven 29-year-old Adam Walker of Sparks.

34-year-old Ernest Vargas of Sparks died at the scene.

Through investigative leads, police found Walker and the Explorer in the 600 block of Panama Drive in Sparks.

Police say he admitted to driving the SUV that hit Vargas.

He's now in the process of being at the Washoe County Jail for felony hit and run and driving on a suspended license. Other charges will be reviewed once all the information is received in the case.

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