LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police have taken a 23-year-old woman into custody following a hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead east of the downtown area Tuesday morning.
According to Metro police, the crash happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of E. Charleston Avenue and Bruce Street.
Police report the driver, later identified as 23-year-old Tyraira La Shun Joseph, was traveling north through the parking lot when she failed to pull into a marked parking spot and traveled onto the walkway, striking the pedestrian who was sitting there.
Joseph then fled the scene, but was located by police a short time later.
Police say Joseph displayed “indicators of impairment” and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for applicable charges.
The pedestrian was transported to University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
This death is the 44th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2020.