Teen and his dog hit, killed in crash Thursday night, family mourns

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– North Las Vegas Police confirm the teen who was hit by a vehicle Thursday night while chasing his dog has died.

Police dispatch received a call shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 stating that a teen was jaywalking with a dog outside of a crosswalk on N. M.L.K Boulevard and Helen Avenue when the pair were struck by a vehicle traveling north on M.L.K, near Carey Avenue.

Metro police investigating a deadly crash near Carey & M.L.K

The teen has been identified by the family as 14-year-old Kevin Gonzalez Huerta.

Gonzalez was taken to UMC Trauma in critical condition but later died. Police say the dog died on the scene.

An update has not been provided by the coroner’s office.

Police say the driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Police also said neither speed nor impairment was a factor in the crash.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover funeral expenses.

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