Pedestrians killed in crash close to downtown Las Vegas

A pedestrian was killed in a crash near downtown Las Vegas on Friday afternoon.

Officers were called to an accident near the boulevards of East Charleston and Las Vegas at 2:42 p.m. after a woman crossing the street outside an intersection was hit by a 2000 Ford expedition, according to Lt. Bret Ficklin, Metropolitan Police Department Transportation Department.

Ficklin said the woman was crossing Charleston about half a block from the intersection when she was hit. She was taken to a university hospital where she died.

The driver, a 50-year-old Las Vegas man, stayed on site, and Ficklin said investigators suspect no interference. Several witnesses were interviewed.

“Make sure you cross where you can legally cross,” Ficklin said, pleading with pedestrians. “Even if you are crossing in a place where you are legally able to do so, make sure you are aware of your surroundings, know what is going on around you, and take the necessary steps to protect yourself to protect.”

Two hours before this crash, Henderson police were called to an accident involving a pedestrian who died at the scene in Via Garda and Roma Hills.

The woman’s identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner Office after her family is notified.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at [email protected] or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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