Pedestrian hit by commercial truck

A pedestrian was struck by a commercial truck near Decatur Boulevard and Twain Avenue Thursday night, Metro Police said.

According to police, the pedestrian was exiting a car and stepped into the truck’s lane and was hit. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries.


Police: 2-year-old girl struck, killed by minivan

Police said a 2-year-old girl stepped out into traffic outside of her home Thursday night and was struck by a minivan and possibly by another vehicle.

Las Vegas Metro police reported the incident near the intersection of Pecos Road and Dillon Avenue just before 9:30 p.m.

Citing witnesses, police said the girl stepped out onto the northbound lanes of Pecos when she was struck by a Ford Windstar in the right travel lane. The driver of the minivan stayed on scene.

Police also said investigators were looking into the possibility of a second vehicle that also hit the child. That second vehicle failed to stop at the scene, police said.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We have a horrible tragedy out here,” Metro Sgt. Richard Strader said. “We have a 2-year-old young child who was killed by a vehicle. A family is grieving. A driver of a vehicle is upset. It’s just horrible all around.”

Strader also stated officers with Metro’s Child Abuse and Neglect Detail were called to the scene and the child’s family home to assess the girl’s living environment.

As of this incident, Metro has investigated 29 traffic-related fatalities this year.


Minor injuries reported in 5-vehicle wreck on Martin Luther King

Las Vegas Metro police closed Martin Luther King Boulevard to traffic just north of Charleston Boulevard following a five-vehicle accident on Wednesday evening.

Metro’s Officer Barbara Schmidt said there are only minor injuries reported. However, because of the number of vehicles involved in the wreck, Martin Luther King was closed for about an hour and a half.

The accident, which occurred after 6 p.m., remains under investigation.


One person killed in overnight crash on Boulder Hwy.

A portion of Boulder Highway was closed at Desert Inn Road overnight because of a fatal accident.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the crash happened at about 10:15 p.m. Monday. A man ran into the road and was hit by a gray Volkswagen, troopers said. The pedestrian was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The driver has not been charged.


Motorcyclist killed in suspected-DUI crash identified

The motorcyclist killed in a crash Monday night with a vehicle driven by a person who police said failed a sobriety test has been identified.

The crash happened about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Pecos Road and Hacienda Avenue.

Investigators said the motorcyclist, identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 40-year-old Ian Arche, was traveling south on Pecos Road when the driver of a black sport utility vehicle traveling north on Pecos turned in front of him.

Arche was taken to Sunrise Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the SUV was arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death.

This marked the 28th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction so far in 2014.


Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run crash

Metro police were looking for a white Ford SUV, possibly an Explorer, after a hit-and-run accident hospitalized a pedestrian Wednesday evening.

The accident occurred just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Walnut Road. Police closed northbound Las Vegas Boulevard at Walnut during the investigation.

Police said the victim, 35, lost a lot of blood and was taken to University Medical Center for treatment. He was last listed in critical condition.

Police said it appears the victim was not in a marked crosswalk when he was struck.

Witnesses reported the driver of the Explorer fled the scene at a high rate of speed.


North Las Vegas motorcyclist named in deadly wreck

The Clark County Coroner’s Office released the name of a motorcyclist who died in North Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Medical examiners did not disclose the cause of death for Donald Joseph Reed, 58, of North Las Vegas.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott, Reed was killed Tuesday following a single-vehicle wreck at Lake Mead Boulevard and Interstate 15.

The accident occurred at 3:22 p.m. According to Elliott, the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Lake Mead, attempted to merge onto Interstate 15, lost control and went off the roadway into the dirt.

The motorcyclist was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation.


Auto-pedestrian accident leaves one elderly man in serious condition

One man is in serious condition after he was hit by a car near Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road early Saturday.

According to evidence at the scene and witness statements, a 2012 Hyundai Sonata was traveling east on Flamingo Road approaching Boulder Highway when the Sonata hit a pedestrian crossing Flamingo Road.

Police say the accident happened at approximately 3:11 a.m., and the pedestrian who is approximately 70 years old, was walking outside a marked crosswalk.

The pedestrian was transported to Sunrise Hospital with serious injuries.


Motorcyclist killed in crash near Desert Inn and Sandhill

Las Vegas police were called to the scene of a fatal crash on Thursday night.

It happened around 9:40 p.m. on Desert Inn Road at Brentwood Street.

Evidence at the scene indicated a 2005 Harley Davidson was traveling west on Desert Inn and was approaching the intersection with Brentwood.

A 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck was turning left from southbound Brentwood onto Desert Inn.

The front of the motorcycle impacted the pickup, and the motorcyclist, 44-year-old William Donnelly of Henderson, was ejected onto the roadway. He was transported to the hospital but was pronounced dead after arrival.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene with minor injuries. His passenger had minor injuries as well.


Oil slick caused one car crash, major traffic on Decatur Blvd.

An oil slick along a busy road caused at least one car crash that sent one person to the hospital.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the oil was discovered along Decatur Boulevard just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

About 200 gallons of oil was spilled along Decatur, starting at Vegas Drive to Smoke Ranch Road. The oil is also reported along eastbound Smoke Ranch Road for about 100 yards.

The city of Las Vegas cleaned up the mess. They do not know where the oil came from.