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Pedestrian struck, killed by commercial vehicle in NLV

Reported by: Krystal Allan
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Updated: 8/22/2013 7:44 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – A pedestrian is dead this morning after being struck by a commercial bus near West Cheyenne Avenue and Clayton Street. The coroner still has not identified the person hit and killed.

According to The Associated Press, North Las Vegas police Officer Chrissie Coon says witnesses tell investigators they've seen the man walking in the area before. Coon says the pedestrian wasn't in a crosswalk when he was hit about 5:30 a.m. Thursday on West Cheyenne Avenue east of Clayton Street. Police are investigating whether the pedestrian was impaired.

The bus changed lanes to avoid other vehicles that stopped while the man walked in the street with a wire shopping cart. That's when the bus struck and killed the man.

The driver and seven people on the Ryan's Express bus weren't hurt. Coon says speed, alcohol and drugs don't appear to be a factor for the driver.

Police say incidents like this serve as reminders to pay extra caution on the roads, especially with over 300,000 Clark County School District kids heading back to school Monday.

“You're going to see law enforcement across this valley enforcing school zones,” said Coon. “We're looking for dangerous driving behavior to include not yielding to a pedestrian or passing a vehicle passing for a pedestrian.”

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