Hit-and-run kills person on scooter; NHP asks public’s help in investigation

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(Nevada Highway Patrol)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man riding a Razor scooter was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the northeast valley at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the crash on southbound Las Vegas Boulevard near Beesley Drive, southwest of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Family members have set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses for Charnell Goldsmith, 30.

Goldsmith’s sister, Gerline Bowens, contacted 8NewsNow and provided information about her brother. Goldsmith was the father of three girls and the family is devastated with the news of his death, Bowens said.

Bowens said Goldsmith worked as an independent contractor and held multiple jobs around town.

According to NHP, the vehicle struck the person on the scooter and fled the scene in an unknown direction without stopping.

Goldsmith was declared dead at the scene.

NHP is continuing to investigate and asks for the public’s help. If you witnessed the crash or saw a vehicle with front-end damage — possibly to the hood and/or front windshield — between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m., please contact NHP at (702) 486-4100 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 48th fatal crash resulting in 56 fatalities for 2021.

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