LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A crash on the east side of the Las Vegas valley Tuesday claimed the life of a 23-year-old man, according to police.
It happened at 6:47 p.m. at the intersection of North Nellis and Las Vegas boulevards. Las Vegas Metropolitan police said the driver of a black or gray Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on Las Vegas Blvd. in the right travel lane when he hit the pedestrian.
The pedestrian died following the crash.
Police said the pedestrian was crossing Las Vegas Blvd. from north to south and was in a marked crosswalk but failed to obey the “Don’t Walk” signal and walked into the path of the vehicle.
The 20-year-old driver did not show signs of impairment and cooperated with the investigation, according to police on the scene.
The crash closed Las Vegas and Nellis boulevards down in all directions for several hours while an investigation was conducted.
The crash remains under investigation. This is the 8th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2023.