Bush Appointee Hit And Killed In Car Accident

U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001, was killed in a crash in Nevada, officials confirmed.

“Today’s news regarding the Honorable Judge Larry R. Hicks who served Nevada for over 53 years is tragic,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said in a X post.

The Reno Police Department and the Washoe Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Hicks was hit and killed by a car outside the federal courthouse in downtown Reno, Nevada at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

The 80-year-old was rushed to a local hospital where he later died, police said.

Authorities said the driver involved stayed on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Judge Hicks began his legal career in 1968 as a prosecutor in Nevada and served as the District Attorney from 1974 through 1978.

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