LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police arrested a man Tuesday morning for DUI after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Brandon Kelekolio, 32, was taken into custody after showing signs of impairment and failing field sobriety tests, Las Vegas Metropolitan police said.
The crash was reported around 2:17 a.m. near 3750 S. Las Vegas Blvd. near Flamingo Road. The victim, Geewadin Elliot, a 45-year-old man from Canada, died at the scene and was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Police said evidence and surveillance video showed the man crossing the Las Vegas Strip in a marked crosswalk at Caesars Palace Drive against a do not walk pedestrian signal. Police said the driver who was in a Chevrolet TrailBlazer and headed north had a green light when he struck the pedestrian. The driver did stay at the scene.
Following his arrest, Kelekolio was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. He faces three charges including DUI and reckless driving.
Police closed the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Blvd. near Flamingo for five hours to conduct their investigation.