Merced police have arrested a man responsible for a hit and run fatality in Merced

The Merced police department has arrested a man responsible for a fatal hit and run in Merced.

Officers responded to a hit and run involving a bicyclist on January 18th, 2021, at approximately 7:30 PM,

Due to injuries sustained during the collision, the cyclist did not survive and died at a hospital.

Police say they located the vehicle and suspect in the Beachwood area on Wednesday with help from the public.

The vehicle had substantial and consistent damage with the collision. The suspected vehicle was towed as evidence and the driver was identified as 38-year-old Juan Antonio Vega and was booked into the Merced County jail.

The Merced Police Department and the family of the deceased would like to express their gratitude to the citizens of the community for coming together to assist in resolving this investigation.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer McKinnon at 209-388-6912 or by email at

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