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Woman struck, killed outside crosswalk on Durango

A woman was not in a marked crosswalk when she was struck and killed on a west Las Vegas roadway, police said.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the 49-year-old pedestrian died at the scene after the crash involving a sport-utility vehicle on Durango Drive near Desert Inn Road at 10:21 p.m. Monday.

Citing evidence and witnesses, police said the woman was crossing Durango from east to west when she was hit by a Ford Expedition in the southbound lanes.

The woman died at the scene. Police said the 22-year-old driver remained at the scene and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Monday night’s incident marked the 46th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

Police also said the crash was the fourth to involve a pedestrian in the last two days.

Metro Sgt. Richard Strader expressed concern about pedestrians taking the risk to cross roadways amidst the implied danger.

“The question you have to ask yourself is, is it worth your safety, your health, your life to cross the road because you want to get across here (in the middle of the street) instead of going down to a marked crosswalk,” Strader remarked.


Worker killed in hit-and-run accident Sunday

A construction worker is dead following a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning.

The crash happened before 10 a.m. near Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

Police say the worker was cutting asphalt in a bus lane on Sahara Avenue, when a Ford F-150 struck the worker, then hit a parked car.

The worker died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford, 45-year-old Rafael Mendez-Soto, walked away from the scene, but police later located him in a dumpster at a nearby apartment complex.

Police arrested Mendez-Soto for DUI resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will identify the worker once next of kin have been notified.


Woman dies in rollover crash near Mountain Vista and Russell

A 34-year-old woman is dead following an accident Sunday morning. The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. near Mountain Vista Street and Russell Road.

Police say the woman was driving her GMC Yukon north on Mountain Vista near Carol Circle, when she lost control of her vehicle.

The truck hit a curb, continued on to the sidewalk, came back on to the road, struck the median and traveled north in the southbound lanes of Mountain Vista before striking a light pole, water main box and block wall. The impact caused the vehicle to roll, and partially ejected the woman from the truck. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The woman died at the scene of the accident.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will identify the woman once next of kin have been notified.


Two pedestrians injured after crash near Sahara and Arville

Two people are seriously injured after both were hit by a car on the west side of the valley.

It happened just before 11 p.m. near Sahara Avenue and Arville Street.

Police say a man and woman were both hit.
Evidence at the scene says a Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound on Sahara Avenue proceeding through the intersection with Arville street.
Two pedestrians were walking across Sahara Avenue from north to south, near the marked crosswalk.
The pedestrians entered the left eastbound travel lane and both were struck by the front of the Ford.
Both pedestrians were transported to UMC Trauma Center and admitted with moderate to critical injuries.
The driver stayed on the scene and wasn’t cited.

Fatal crash closes northbound I-15 near Charleston for hours

Crews were called to the scene of a multiple vehicle crash on Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 4:10 p.m. on northbound Interstate 15 at West Charleston Boulevard.

As of 8 p.m., several lanes of northbound I-15 were still closed to traffic while crews investigated the scene.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said nine vehicles were involved in the crash. One vehicle rolled over, and when crews were able to get it right side up, they found a deceased passenger inside.

Another passenger in that vehicle was transported to UMC in critical condition.

Three other people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It’s unclear what caused the crash.