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Suspected DUI hit-and-run leaves driver dead in Las Vegas Valley

A 36-year-old man was killed after being hit by a suspected drunk driver in a hit-and-run on Tuesday night. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the collision happened at the intersection of West Flamingo Road and South Buffalo Drive at around 10:42 p.m. Evidence at the scene, witness statements, and surveillance video showed that a male had tried to cross West Flamingo Road in a marked crosswalk against the walk signal. At the same time, a 2021 Mercedes GLE 350 was travelling westbound on Flamingo in the leftmost of three through travel lanes, nearing the intersection with South Buffalo Drive.

Police reported that the collision occurred when the pedestrian walked into the path of the Mercedes and was struck by the right front corner of the vehicle. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes initially left the scene but returned later and showed signs of impairment. Police arrested the driver on hit-and-run and DUI-related charges.

No more information is available at this time.

Nov 27, 2023

Speeding kills an average of 30 people a day, with over 11k traffic-related deaths in 2022 being attributed to speeding and it being a factor in 29 percent of all deaths in Nevada roads.

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