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August 20, 2013
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2nd man dies after Vegas carjack that killed trooper

Felix Brandon Cruz and his brother-in-law were thrown from their truck bed as a suspect stole the vehicle

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Hospital officials say the second man who tried to stop a pickup truck theft in Las Vegas over the weekend has died of his injuries.

A spokeswoman at University Medical Center says 31-year-old Felix Brandon Cruz died around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

His brother-in-law, Jesus Manuel Magdaleno Jr., was killed in the crash Sunday morning.

Authorities say Magdaleno was a California Highway Patrol officer in town for his bachelor party when a man started to drive his truck away from a casino valet stand with Cruz still in the truck bed.

Magdaleno jumped into the truck bed with Cruz, but both were thrown out when the pickup crashed.

Police say 29-year-old James Robert Montgomery of Tustin, Calif., is jailed on felony murder, kidnapping, auto theft and other charges.

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