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Driver who left scene sought in fatal hit-and-run accident

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Updated: 12/09/2012 6:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- A 16-year-old boy was killed and another was seriously injured Saturday night in a hit-and-run accident in the central part of the Las Vegas Valley.

Metro officers reported that about 10:45 p.m. a fatal traffic collision occurred on Jones Boulevard near the intersection with Empire Circle.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicated that a white 1994 Honda Civic was traveling southbound in the left travel lane of Jones Boulevard approaching the intersection of Empire Circle. An unidentified vehicle, possibly an SUV or minivan, was also traveling southbound in the left travel lane of Jones just ahead of the Honda. The Honda entered the center two‐way left turn lane to pass the unidentified vehicle on the left. When the Honda attempted to re‐enter the left travel lane it made contact with the left front of the unidentified vehicle. The contact caused the Honda to rotate clockwise out of control. The Honda left the roadway to the right striking a chain link fence and concrete wall.

Both occupants of the Honda were transported to UMC Trauma where the driver was pronounced dead. The passenger, also 16, suffered serious injuries. The identity of the driver and exact cause of death will be released by the Clark County coroner's office.

The unidentified driver failed to remain at the scene and is wanted for questioning. The fatality was the 103rd traffic in Metro's jurisdiction for 2012. The collision remains under investigation by the Accident Investigations Section.

Anyone with information on the unidentified vehicle is urged to call Metro's Accident Investigation Section at 828‐3128 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385‐5555 or visit Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.


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