A Boulder man who was struck by an SUV from behind while riding his bicycle near Lake Tahoe has died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to a report in the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

James Hulett, 23, was riding west on Calif. Highway 28 near north Lake Tahoe on the afternoon of Nov. 15 when he was hit from behind by a 1991 Ford Explorer, according to the paper.

The California Highway Patrol said Hulett was knocked from his bike and collided with the roadway, suffering major head trauma.

He was transported by helicopter to an area hospital where he remained in critical condition until Thursday, when the California Highway Patrol confirmed that he died, the Tribune reported.

The driver, 53-year-old Vincent Araujo, fled the scene but later turned himself in to police on felony hit-and-run charges. He is being held on a "no bail hold" as immigration officials investigate his status as a legal U.S. citizen, according to the Tribune.

Hulett attended the University of Colorado and worked at the school's Environmental Center until graduating last semester, according to Environmental Center Director Dave Newport.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Joe Rubino at 303-473-1328, rubinoj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/JoeCarmenRubino.