UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner’s office has identified the man killed Saturday night as Ronald E. Smith. The coroner’s office said Smith died of blunt force injuries received when he was struck by a vehicle. Police are still looking for a dark-colored SUV believed to be involved in the collision. See original story below:
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 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.
The man was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his 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.