LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash that left a 53-year-old man from Yakima, Washington, dead. The incident happened around 11:26 a.m. at E. Sunset Road and Gillespie Street, which is near Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset.
According to a witness, a 2016 Kia Sportage was traveling south on Gilespie when it crossed into oncoming traffic lanes and left the roadway over a curb. The vehicle struck the victim, who was walking on the sidewalk east of the roadway, before coming to a stop in a landscaped area.
Metro said the victim was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, the driver, 38-year-old Crystal Bailey, stayed on scene. She was not impaired.
The man’s death is the fifth traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year, and the incident remains under investigation.