UPDATE: On September 8, 2023, the driver of the 2023 Jeep Wrangler was taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges related to the crash.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is dead after a crash in west Las Vegas Friday morning, and police are searching for the suspected driver who left the scene of the collision.

The crash occurred in the area of Fort Apache Road and Peace Way in west Las Vegas at 5:07 a.m.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials, witnesses saw, and video showed a white, newer model Jeep Wrangler with a black roof and black rims traveling south on Fort Apache Road. Officials included photos of the suspected vehicle.

The Jeep crashed into a person walking south on Fort Apache Road approaching the Rochelle Avenue intersection.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say roads in the surrounding area of the crash will be closed “indefinitely.”

Although no further information was given on the victim’s identity, their death represents the 99th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2023.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LVMPD at 702-828-3595. Additionally, those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or via the organization’s website.