Police identify car involved in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run; driver remains outstanding

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police have found the car they believe struck a female pedestrian and left the scene of a deadly crash Wednesday night, Dec. 18, on Pecos Road near Harmon Avenue. However, police now need the public’s help in locating the driver that first hit the pedestrian.

According to Metro, a woman was crossing Pecos, outside of a crosswalk, around 5 p.m. Wednesday night, when she was struck by a silver 2006 Ford Explorer that had a California license plate. The driver of that vehicle did not stop at the scene. A second vehicle struck the woman as she lay in the street. That driver did stop and contact police.

The 57-year-old woman was transported to Sunrise Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police are still attempting to locate the driver who first struck the woman. Metro reportedly found the Ford Explorer on Sunday, Dec. 22. Officials saw that the car matched in consistent damage, as well as biological matter on the exterior surfaces.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro’s Collision Investigation Unit at (702) 828-4060. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppersofnv.com or call (702) 385-5555.

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