1 dead, 1 injured following crash near Decatur and Washington, police seek public’s assistance identifying hit-and-run driver

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is dead and another injured following a hit-and-run crash Metro Police say happened around 4:20 a.m. at the intersection of Decatur and Carmen boulevards, involved two vehicles.

Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated a silver 2006 Toyota 4-Runner was traveling southbound on Decatur before colliding with the second vehicle, a silver 2004 Hyundai Elantra, which was traveling eastbound on Carmen.

The driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota fled the scene without rendering aid, giving information, or calling the police or medical, police said.

The injured passenger, who was in the vehicle that left the scene, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Initially, police reported the injured passenger was in the second vehicle.

This collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section.

Police said it is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash.

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the driver of the 2006 Toyota 4-Runner.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Collision Investigation Section at 702-828-3595 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, visit www.CrimestoppersOfNV.com, or text: “CRIMENV.” with tip info to 274637 (CRIMES).

The Driver of the Hyundai’s death marks the 54th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Jurisdiction for the year 2020.

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