UPDATE: Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in DUI crash near Grand Canyon, Cheyenne

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Victor Riojas, 23, as the pedestrian who was hit and killed in a DUI-suspected crash near Grand Canyon Drive and Cheyenne on June 29. His cause of death is still pending.

Metro Police say the driver involved, Steven Ordorica, was booked at Clark County Detention Center for suspicion of DUI, resulting in death in the fatal crash.

The incident occurred around 5:33 p.m. Tuesday in the northwest valley.

Police stated that Ordorica had “bloodshot, watery eyes and seemed confused and that he had trouble answering questions related to the accident.” Ordorica denied drinking or taking drugs but failed a field sobriety test; a search warrant for a blood test was issued.  

The blood test showed he was under the influence of CNS stimulants and cannabis. 

Witnesses and video footage showed that Ordorica’s truck was traveling eastbound on Cheyenne, approaching the intersection with Grand Canyon in the far right travel lane. The collision occurred when Riojas ran into the path of travel of the Ford.

While at the scene, Metro told 8 News Now the pedestrian crossed outside of a marked crosswalk.

Evidence at the scene, witness statements, and video footage of the collision indicated a male pedestrian was crossing Cheyenne southbound, outside of a crosswalk, and against traffic control signals.

Police say the 2019 Ford F-450 truck struck Riojas, projecting him forward and onto the ground. He sustained mortal injuries and was pronounced dead at UMC Trauma.

Ordorica was not injured and remained at the collision scene. He cooperated with the investigation but was arrested on suspicion of DUI after failing sobriety tests.

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Ordorica was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for suspicion of DUI and the collision remains under investigation.

Riojas death marks the 65th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s Jurisdiction for the year 2021.

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