LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run crash as 40-year-old Marcela Hernandez.
Hernandez was struck by a vehicle on Friday, Sept. 2 at 10:54 p.m. on East Cheyenne Avenue at Queen Street, near Pecos.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run. Zahrai Mendez-Amador, 31, of Las Vegas, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 5, and faces hit-and-run charges.
Hernandez was crossing the road outside of an established crosswalk when she was allegedly hit by Mendez-Amador’s 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, according to a police news release.
She died at the scene, despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel.
Mendez-Amador is accused of leaving the scene without checking on the welfare of the pedestrian and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, the release stated.