Boulder Highway Safety Measures Are in Place Following Two Pedestrian Deaths Within the Week
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 4, 2023 7:11 am
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – Within the last week, two separate collisions on Boulder Highway resulted in the deaths of two people. New Year’s Eve marked the most recent.
According to police, Alissa Morena, 33, was hit by a car after she allegedly stepped too close to Galleria Drive. The driver remained at the site and displayed no symptoms of intoxication.
Manuel Esqueda Jr., 50, was struck and killed on the same section of Boulder Highway on Wednesday night. According to police, he was jaywalking. The vehicle drove off, but days later, police detained Carlos Lopez-Orellana, 70, on suspicion of hit-and-run.
There are plans to make Boulder Highway safer despite the fact that it has been dubbed the most dangerous route in Nevada for pedestrians.
“Specifically, at night it is not the safest spot,” contended Zion Wandick who has lived off Boulder near Russell for 17 years. Driving down Boulder Highway at night, it’s not uncommon to see people crossing the road outside of a crosswalk.
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