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Man is killed after being struck by box truck near Nellis Blvd

An unhoused individual was killed after being hit by a box truck in the eastern valley early Saturday morning. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the collision occurred at 1:53 a.m. at South Nellis Boulevard, just south of East Sahara Avenue. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that a 2010 International DuraStar box truck was traveling north on Nellis Boulevard, approaching Sahara Avenue. Police determined that an unhoused pedestrian had been standing in the left travel lane of Nellis Boulevard when the passing box truck’s left side-view mirror struck the pedestrian’s head, knocking him onto the roadway. The individual did not survive the crash and was later pronounced dead by a Sunrise Hospital and Medical Central Trauma staff doctor. The box truck driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center to be booked accordingly.

No more information is available at this time.

Oct 09, 2023

According to a state report, 72 pedestrians and 14 bicyclists were killed on Clark County roads by the end of 2022.

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