Search for driver continues following deadly hit-and-run crash near Beatty

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Fatal accident in Nye County

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada State Police continue to search for the driver of an unknown vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian on Friday, Dec. 10 near Beatty.

The crash happened on State Route 373 and mile marker 15 in Amargosa Valley at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The pedestrian involved has now been identified as 36-year-old Edward Rand Howerton of Amargosa Valley, NV.

For unknown reasons Howerton entered the southbound travel lane in the path of the vehicle and was struck by the right front of the unknown vehicle.

According to the NSP’s investigation, the vehicle continued southbound, leaving the scene without stopping.

Howerton was pronounced dead on the scene.

This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 81st fatal crash resulting in 92 fatalities for

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