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Man Passes Away From His Injuries Suffered Last Week In A Hit And Run Accident In Prescott Valley

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An older man, who was critically injured after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Prescott Valley last Tuesday, has died. Police say 72-year-old Dennis Steinbauer was riding near the intersection of East Frontage Road and North Starlight Drive at around 8 p.m. when a 1995 white Honda Civic hit Steinbauer and then left at a high rate of speed with front end damage and a broken windshield, according to witnesses. Steinbauer was found unconscious and suffered severe head trauma. He was airlifted to a Phoenix area hospital, where he passed away on Monday. Officers found the car with front end damage that matched the evidence at the scene. Police arrested 49-year-old Brian Lee Benovsky and booked him on three counts of hit and run with serious injury, aggravated assault and endangerment. The investigation into the accident continues.