UPDATE: Pedestrian identified in Monday’s deadly hit-and-run near Flamingo, Spencer

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UPDATE: A man who died early Monday after he was hit by a hit-and-run driver on Flamingo Road has been identified as James Fleischer, 60, of Las Vegas. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday that Fleischer died of blunt force injuries. Original story appears below:


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are looking for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash early Monday morning.

It happened just after 1 a.m. on Flamingo Road and Burnham Avenue, near Spencer Street.

A 60-year-old man was crossing Flamingo Road inside a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a Mercedes-Benz, police say. The driver involved in the collision failed to stop and fled the scene.

A motorist approached the unresponsive pedestrian lying in the road and contacted police.

The pedestrian, from Oceanside, Calif., was transported to the hospital, but died shortly after arriving.

Officials reported earlier in the morning that they believe the vehicle is possibly white with front end and windshield damage.

Westbound lanes on Flamingo Road were closed at the intersection for several hours but reopened at 6 a.m.

The pedestrian’s death marked the 41st traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2021.

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the driver and the unidentified Mercedes-Benz. Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Collision Investigation Section at (702) 828-3595 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, visit the website or TEXT: “CRIMENV” + tip info to 274637 (Crimes). Tips leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

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