UPDATE: Driver involved in March 5 fatal hit-and-run crash arrested

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UPDATE (March 9, 2021): Las Vegas police have arrested the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run from March 5.

Police say the driver of the Honda Civic, identified as 20-year-old Esteban Hernandez, was arrested on Monday. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges of hit-and-run.

A 38-year-old man died as a result of the crash.


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is dead following a hit-and-run crash Friday night near Decatur Boulevard and Washington Avenue, according to Las Vegas police.

It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Police say the 38-year-old pedestrian was crossing westbound across Decatur Boulevard, north of Vermont Avenue, outside of a marked crosswalk.

Witnesses told police that while the pedestrian was crossing the travel lanes, he paused as traffic slowed. He began crossing again and was hit by a possible dark gray Honda Civic.

The man was thrown across the intersection. The vehicle fled the scene without contacting emergency personnel, police said.

Witnesses stopped and called 9-1-1. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pedestrian’s death marks the 17th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2021.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section at (702) 828-3595 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, or visit the website. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

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