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Tow truck strikes and kills pedestrian near Sahara Ave

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that a 67-year-old male pedestrian had died after being struck by a tow truck in the east valley on Sunday night. Evidence at the scene and surveillance footage indicated that the pedestrian had been crossing northbound Sahara Avenue outside of a marked crosswalk when the incident occurred at 7:04 p.m.

A 25-year-old man who drove a 2023 Ford F550 Tow Truck was travelling west on Sahara Avenue in the middle westbound travel lane at the same time. The pedestrian reportedly started to run across the westbound travel lanes near the center of the roadway. Despite the tow driver’s attempts to brake and swerve to the right, a collision was unavoidable.

Medical personnel arrived and declared the pedestrian dead at the scene. The tow driver stayed at the crash site and showed no signs of impairment.

No more information is available at this time.

Dec 13, 2023

Recent statistics show that truck collisions accounted for nearly 8% of traffic deaths in Nevada and a much greater portion of injuries compared to other vehicles.

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