UPDATE: 71-year-old pedestrian hit, killed by RV at Eastern, Sahara

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 71-year-old man is dead after an RV ran him over in a crosswalk in the east Las Vegas valley Saturday morning.

Las Vegas police say it happened at the intersection of Sahara and Eastern avenues just after 10 a.m.

The pedestrian who was killed was identified Monday as Jesus Regalo of Las Vegas. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Regalo died of blunt force injuries to the head, neck, chest and extremities.

The RV was stopped for a red light on eastbound Sahara at Eastern in the right turn lane. Regalo was waiting on the southwest corner of the intersection, getting ready to cross Eastern.

When the light turned green, the RV began to turn right onto southbound Eastern as Regalo began walking east across the marked crosswalk.

“The pedestrian’s upper body was run over by the rear tires” of the RV, police noted in a news release Saturday.

The driver of the RV, identified as Willard King, 65, of New Jersey, did not show any signs of impairment, police said. The collision remains under investigation.

The intersection was closed for a few hours.

This is the 78th traffic-related death in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for this year.

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