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On Wednesday afternoon, United States District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks was tragically killed in a car collision outside the federal courthouse in Reno, Nevada. The 80-year-old judge, who had a long and distinguished legal career, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001.

Hicks began his career as a prosecutor at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office in 1968. He had served as a senior District Court Judge since 2013 and maintained an active caseload. The driver of the vehicle that struck Hicks remains unidentified but was reported to have remained at the scene and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

Reno Police were called to the scene at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Hicks was transported to a local hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

Local officials, including Chris Hicks, the current Washoe County District Attorney and Hicks’ son, paid tribute to the late judge. In a statement, Chris Hicks described his father as a deeply admired lawyer and judge, a devoted friend, mentor, and a committed servant to the administration of justice. He further expressed that his father was a loving husband of nearly 59 years, a doting dad, an adoring grandfather, and brother.

Reno Police Chief Kathryn Nance and Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam also expressed their condolences, with Nance stating that Hicks’ death would “leave a lasting impact on our lives,” and Balaam noting that Hicks’ legacy would be remembered in Washoe County.

Patrick Smith, an editor and reporter for NBC News Digital, is based in London.