NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the 7-year-old girl killed as a result of an accident last week as Nevaeh Malone of Las Vegas.
According to police, the girl died Wednesday. Malone was crossing the street at Commerce Street and Kraft Avenue at around 9 p.m. on July 11. She was in a crosswalk with her 43-year-old uncle, when a Ford pickup truck traveling northbound on Commerce Street hit her.
She was taken to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition.
The driver of the truck stayed on scene. Police said neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be factors in the crash.
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