LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — LVMPD investigators are searching for a driver accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash that occurred Monday morning before 6:30 a.m. on Silverado Ranch Blvd. and Crisman Ridge St., near the Arville and Valley View Blvd.
The crash involved a green 2002 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that was heading west and made a left turn when it hit a gray 1998 Infinity Q45T sedan almost head-on. The front of the sedan hit the front of the pickup truck.
The driver of a blue Ford Mustang was traveling directly behind the green pickup truck at the time of the crash.
A gas can was ejected from the pickup and struck the Mustang’s front windshield, breaking it, the driver of the Mustang was not injured.
According to information provided by Metro Police’s Lt. David Gordon, a 69-year old female passenger from Pahrump in the gray sedan was taken to the hospital and died shortly after from her injuries. She was identified Tuesday as Catherine David, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the gray sedan has been identified as Larry Draper, 72, of Pahrump, and had minor injuries.
Police are searching for the driver of the green 2002 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck who fled the scene on foot who they believe is a Hispanic male adult between 25 and 30 years old. He is between 5’5″ and 5’8″ tall. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call LVMPD at (702)- 828-3595 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
This incident marks the 144th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction of 2021.