LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro says a 60-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car on North Las Vegas Boulevard, just south of Owens Avenue Saturday morning. Officials say the crash occurred just after 5 a.m.
According to police, the 60-year-old pedestrian was crossing North Las Vegas Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk. A newer, white Dodge Journey was traveling northbound on North Las Vegas Boulevard, south of Owens Avenue, in the furthest right side of the roadway.
The pedestrian entered the path of the Dodge and the vehicle struck the man, throwing him into the road.
Metro says the driver of the Dodge took off heading northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard, without stopping to check injuries or call police.
The 60-year-old pedestrian was transported to UMC Trauma where he later succumbed to his injuries.
After further investigation, on Thursday police located a Dodge Journey with damage consistent with a vehicle versus pedestrian crash missing the same parts identified at the crime scene. The Dodge was determined to be the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run. The driver of the vehicle was identified and later arrested on hit and run charges.
The identification of the driver has not yet been released.