LAS VEGAS, NV (KLAS) – Metro police are investigating a fatal crash involving a minor in the northwest part of the valley.
The call came over shortly before 12:30 p.m at the intersection of W. Tropical Pkwy and Centennial Center Blvd for a vehicle accident.
Police say that the boy was crossing Centennial Center Blvd eastbound against a do-not-walk pedestrian signal.
The minor went to Centennial High School where the principal call him a superstar. “He was an amazing leader and role model for our other Centennial Bulldogs,” Keith Wipperman said.
According to police, a 2020 Ford Fusion was traveling northbound in the left of two northbound travel lanes when he struck the pedestrian who was attempting to cross in front of him. The front of the car struck the kid, projecting him forward and onto the roadway.
The pedestrian sustained mortal injuries and was transported to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The driver of the Ford remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The pedestrian’s death marked the 102nd traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2021.