UPDATE: 30-year-old pedestrian killed at Sahara and Decatur; intersection reopen

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 30-year-old man was killed Monday morning at Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard as he crossed the street against a “Don’t Walk” signal, according to police.

Police said Robert Nero, 74, was the driver of a 1994 Ford F-150 pickup that struck the man. Nero stopped immediately and tried to render aid, police said. Nero had a green light.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers closed the intersection after the 9 a.m. crash. Traffic was flowing normally through the intersection by late afternoon.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced dead.

Police said Nero’s pickup was westbound on Sahara in the center travel lane, and the pedestrian crossed against the signal on the west side of the intersection, walking from south to north.

The driver showed no signs of impairment and cooperated with investigators, according to police.

This marks the 81st traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD’s jurisdiction for the year 2020.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section.

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