Reno Federal Judge Larry Hicks died in a midtown Reno crash. (Note: “killed” was replaced with “died” to maintain accuracy while shortening the sentence.) In some cases, it may be necessary to further shorten the sentence for brevity, but doing so could potentially change the meaning. For example, “Reno Federal Judge died in crash” might be even shorter, but it doesn’t specify that the crash occurred in midtown Reno. Always prioritize accuracy and clarity when shortening sentences.

A U.S. District Court Judge, Larry R. Hicks, was tragically killed in a car accident in midtown Reno on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of South Virginia Street and California Avenue, near the federal courthouse. Hicks was declared dead after being taken to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident remains cooperative with investigators, and there’s no indication of impairment being a factor.

Larry Hicks, 80 years old, served as a district attorney for Washoe County from 1974 to 1978 and as president of the State Bar of Nevada from 1993 to 1994. He was also a partner at McDonald, Carano, Wilson, McCune, Bergin, Frankovich & Hicks LLP. President George W. Bush appointed him to the federal bench in 2001, and he took senior status in 2013.

Larry Hicks was well-respected in the community for his dedication to his profession and family. He was a loving husband of nearly 59 years, a devoted father, an adoring grandfather, and a caring brother. The loss of Larry Hicks is deeply felt, as he was not only a prominent figure in the legal community but also a beloved family man.

The U.S. District Court announced the news of Larry Hicks’ passing, but details regarding a memorial or funeral service have yet to be released. Flags will be flown at half-staff in Nevada federal courts as a sign of respect. The Reno Police Department offers their heartfelt condolences to the family of Judge Hicks.