Las Vegas, NV – A tragic scene unfolded Friday night in Las Vegas as a pedestrian lost their life after being struck by a suspected impaired driver. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of driving under the influence.
Details of the Crash:
- Around 8:23 PM, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) responded to a crash near the intersection of East Tropicana Avenue and South Maryland Parkway.
- Initial reports indicated a pedestrian had been struck by a car while crossing the street.
- Investigations revealed the pedestrian, a 41-year-old male, was crossing E. Tropicana outside a marked or implied crosswalk when he was hit by an unregistered 2022 Cadillac XT5 traveling eastbound.
- Medical personnel declared the pedestrian dead at the scene.
Impaired Driver Suspected:
- LVMPD officers observed indicators of impairment in the Cadillac driver and subsequently booked them for DUI-related charges.
- Details regarding the specific indicators of impairment and the pending charges are yet to be released.
A Mounting Toll:
- This marks the 13th traffic-related fatality under the LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2024, highlighting the ongoing struggle against drunk driving in the city.
- LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section is currently investigating the incident to determine the full circumstances surrounding the crash.
This incident brings attention to the important issue of drunk driving and its devastating impact.
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