Las Vegas, NV (August 9, 2020) – A fatal traffic collision took place at the intersection of Las Vegas and Lake Mead Boulevards yesterday afternoon that took the life of one individual.
The wreck occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. when for unknown reasons, a Dodge Ram pickup truck drove over the center median on East Lake Mead Boulevard.
A 40-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck as a result of the Dodge suddenly swerving out of the travel lane. The unidentified pedestrian was transported to University Medical Center where attempts to save his life were made. He was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival at the hospital.
According to local authorities, the driver of the Dodge, who also remains unidentified at this time, was likely impaired at the time of the accident. They also sustained injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The area of the roadway where the incident occurred was closed off to local travelers while an investigation was conducted by local law enforcement officials. Fire crews also cleared the roadway of remaining debris in order for traffic to safely resume in the area.
The cause of the crash is currently being investigated by local police.
No further information is available.
Nevada Traffic Collisions
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