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Teen killed, driver arrested in North Las Vegas hit-and-run

North Las Vegas police identified the person accused of hitting and killing a teenage pedestrian before driving away from the scene Tuesday.

Police arrested Anthony Lauria, 28, in connection to an incident that took place on North 5th Street near Lone Mountain Road.

According to police, the crash happened at 12:20 p.m. when a black Ford Fusion was traveling northbound on 5th Street and left the roadway. The vehicle struck the teen, who was also walking northbound on the sidewalk, near a gutter area.

Evidence and witnesses lead officers to track the vehicle to a nearby neighborhood. Lauria, who was identified as the driver, was taken into custody without incident.

First responding medical personnel pronounced the teen dead at the scene.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Lauria was booked on felony counts of driving under the influence resulting in death and duty to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death. He was also booked on failure to maintain travel lane.

The name of the victim will later be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.


Pedestrian hit, injured by pickup in northwest Vegas

A 16-year-old girl sustained serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle Monday evening in the northwest Las Vegas Valley.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the incident took place at Craig Road and Pioneer Way at 6:05 p.m.

Citing evidence and witnesses, a westbound Ford Ranger pickup truck struck the pedestrian who was crossing Craig northbound.

The 70-year-old driver of the pickup remained at the scene. The girl was transported to University Medical Center.


1 killed in southwest Las Vegas crash

A 50-year-old man behind the wheel of an Oldsmobile died after the vehicle was struck by a moving truck in the southwest Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the incident happened at 12:56 p.m. on Tropicana Avenue east of Rainbow Boulevard.

Citing evidence and witnesses, the Oldsmobile was turning left onto Tropicana from a private drive on the south side of the roadway. The vehicle was in the path of a U-Haul truck that was heading eastbound on Tropicana, resulting in a collision between the vehicles.

The driver and a passenger in the Oldsmobile were rushed to University Medical Center. The driver, who was only identified as a 50-year-old from Bethlehem, PA, died at the hospital. The passenger, a 68-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries.

The driver of the moving truck was not injured.

The incident marked the 103rd traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

The name of the victim will later be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.


No injuries reported in multiple-car crash near Polaris, Spring Mountain

An officer was hit in a multiple car crash near Spring Mountain Road and Polaris Avenue Monday morning.

Three different cars crashed into each other around 5:40 a.m. with police saying one of the drivers was impaired.

While investigating another non-injury crash, an elderly man attempted to avoid a tow truck in the intersection and hit two vehicles, including the tow truck. The tow truck pushed into the officer at the scene.

However, no injuries were reported.

The crash briefly blocked the roadway.


Man hit by car; driver caught nearby

A pedestrian is in critical but non-life threatening condition after being hit by a car Saturday evening near Lake Mead Boulevard and Mount Hood Street.

Police said a 34-year-old was walking across Lake Mead Boulevard, not in a crosswalk, when an elderly driver hit him.

The driver continued on but witnesses were able to get the license plate number and police caught up with him, locating the driver at his home nearby.