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.