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Newlywed's family begs for hit-and-run driver to turn self in

HENDERSON, Nev.  -- The family of a newlywed killed over the weekend is asking for help in finding the hit-and-run driver who killed Mario Regalado.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon near Eastern and Evansville avenues.  That's where Regalado was riding his bike when someone hit him and took off. 

Police say they have found the car, a 90s model sedan, involved in the crash, but the driver hasn't been located.

Regalado, 43, was always out cycling and loved being active, but this was the one ride that ended his life.

Days before the crash, his daughter Bella, gave him a present.

"He has this road ID bracelet that his daughter had just given him, two days ago," said Melissa Moses, Regalado's wife.

Saturday was the first time he wore the bracelet.

"It has my name, contact info and No. 1 Dad," Moses said.

It was what the hospital nurses used to contact Regalado's family early that evening to tell them the husband and father was gone.

"It's over, before we even got to start," Moses said.

His widow feels broken.

"We were married for 27 days, just got back from our honeymoon two weeks ago." she said.

Spray paint still marks the path of the car involved in the hit-and-run crash. Henderson police say they are still searching for the driver.

"He had to realize all of the damage, the distress, the suffering," said Mario Regalado, Sr., the victim's father. "I am begging him to turn himself in, call the police or for anybody that knows him to call the police."

In the meantime, Moses is surrounded by support, but she says she can't move forward until the hit-and-run driver is caught.

"I just want him to turn himself in and know who did it, just so we can all have some closure and we can deal with it," she said.

This comes as she prepares to bury her new husband and raise their daughter alone. Mario Regalado will be buried Saturday, Nov. 22. 

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

If you would like to learn more about how you can offer support to his family, click here.


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