LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is investigating a fatal auto versus pedestrian collision that occurred in the northwest Valley near Craig Road and Jadestone Avenue Monday night.
Metro has identified the pedestrian killed in the crash as Christopher James D’elia, 51. Officials say a Chevrolet Blazer was traveling eastbound on Craig, approaching the intersection with Jadestone when the driver, 68-year-old Oscar Rios Ley, hit D’elia who was crossing southbound across Craig.
Rios Ley left the scene after the crash, without helping D’elia. A passerby reported the crash to police and D’elia was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Rios Ley returned to the crash scene and was then identified as the driver involved. Officials say impairment is not suspected in the collision. Rios Ley was booked for applicable Hit and Run charges.
Eastbound Craig and North Rainbow Boulevard was shut down overnight for a couple of hours while officials conducted their investigation.
The pedestrian’s death is the 94th traffic-related fatality in the Metro jurisdiction for 2019.