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Driver sought in hit and run that kills pedestrian on Sahara

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Updated: 2/03/2013 10:59 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- The driver of a gray sedan is sought by Metro detectives after a hit-and-run accident early this morning killed a pedestrian on West Sahara Avenue between Tam Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Metro reported  the auto-pedestrian accident happened shortly after 1:30 a.m. on West Sahara Avenue about 710 feet east of Tam Drive. A witness statement and evidence at the scene indicated the pedestrian was walking on the north sidewalk on Sahara and either fell or laid down in the right travel lane when the vehicle traveling west of Sahara struck the pedestrian.

The vehicle -- described as an early 2000s gray sedan -- continued traveling west on Sahara.

Metro did not indicate if the victim was a man or a woman.

The death was the 16th fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

The name of the victim and the exact cause of death will be released by the Clark County coroner's office after an autopsy is conducted.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call Metro's fatal detail at 828-4341. Detective R. Tusko is handling the case. To remain anonymous, anybody with information can call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or go to Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.


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