LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Two people are dead after attempting to cross a street in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday night and a 28-year-old woman is facing charges, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan police.
William Baxter Jr., 44, and Kristie Baxter, 51, both from New Mexico, were struck around 7:30 p.m. by a GMC Acadia SUV as they attempted to cross 4th Street near the Fremont Street Experience against a don’t cross pedestrian signal.
Police said the driver of the SUV, Mykael Terrell, was traveling northbound on a green signal on 4th Street when she struck the pedestrians and fled the scene. Witnesses and video from the scene helped police identify the driver as the suspect in the case. Terrell was located and arrested for DUI and hit-and-run charges.
The male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to University Medical Center where she later died.
The pedestrians’ deaths mark the 150th and 151st traffic-related fatalities in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2022.
There were two other pedestrians killed in the valley in crashes on Wednesday.
The Clark County coroner’s office will release the names of the deceased after family members are notified.