UPDATE (March 9, 2021): Las Vegas police are asking the public for help identifying a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash near Twain and Paradise on Feb. 20.

Surveillance video from locations near the scene has helped identify the color of the vehicle. Police say the mid-sized SUV was burgundy or maroon and has minor damage to the driver’s side headlight.

The SUV was last seen traveling eastbound on Flamingo, near Cambridge Street on Feb. 20 at about 9:25 p.m.

Read the original story for more details:


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 63-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car Saturday night near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road.

Las Vegas police say it happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Twain and Palos Verdes.

A witness told police the man, later identified as Ronald Smith, was walking near a crosswalk on Twain, but against the signal, when he was hit by a dark-colored SUV.

The SUV reportedly drove away from the scene and police are looking for it.

Smith was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The coroner’s office said Smith died of blunt force injuries.

The pedestrian’s death marked the 15th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2021.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Collision Investigation Section at (702) 828-3786 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.