UPDATE: Police arrest driver of box truck in deadly hit-and-run crash

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police have arrested the driver of a box truck believed to have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning.

According to police 34-year-old, Jeffrey Dungo of Henderson was arrested on hit-and-run charges on Tuesday but did not say where he had been located after being accused of fleeing the scene of the crash.

Initially, police were called to the crash on Tuesday around 5:42 a.m. near East Charleston Boulevard and South Phyllis Street and found an unresponsive 44-year-old Las Vegas man, the victim of an apparent hit-and-run.

Evidence at the scene and video surveillance indicated a pedestrian was walking or running eastbound on East Charleston Boulevard at Phyllis Street on the north side of the roadway.

A 2019 GMC Box Delivery Truck was traveling westbound on East Charleston Boulevard in the westbound travel lanes.

Police say for an unknown reason the pedestrian entered the westbound travel lanes into the path of the GMC where no marked or unmarked crosswalks were provided.

The crash occurred when the right front of the GMC struck the pedestrian knocking him to the ground sustaining fatal injuries.

Dungo is accused of leaving the scene following the crash.

On Tuesday morning, detectives initially found the box truck and but were still searching for Dungo, who was eventually located.

Credit: LVMPD

Dungo is expected in court on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m.

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