Pedestrians killed in downtown Las Vegas after being hit and escaping

A man was killed after being hit by a pickup truck that escaped the scene in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Brian Boxler, Lt. the Metropolitan Police Department said the man was hit by a white Ford pickup truck on the sidewalk near 595 E. Sahara Avenue around 4:37 pm

The truck left the area after the wreck. According to Boxler, the police were still looking for the driver from 6 p.m.

The man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, but Boxler said he died in the hospital around 6:48 p.m. Identify Metro’s fatal accident detectives.

Traffic in the Sahara is closed in both directions from 6th Street to Van Platten Place, Boxler said. Avoid the area.

No further information was immediately available.

Contact Alexis Ford at [email protected] or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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