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Police: Woman struck, killed by pickup was in crosswalk

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A woman struck and killed by a pickup truck in northeast Las Vegas was dragged several yards before the driver stopped.

That's according to Las Vegas Metro Police, who said the Tuesday morning incident was the sixth traffic-related fatality since the start of 2012.

The victim, a 30-year-old woman who hasn't been identified, was crossing Cedar Avenue at the Eastern Avenue intersection at about 7:30 a.m.

Police said she had the right-of-way, but a driver making a left-hand turn from Eastern to Cedar struck the woman, killing her.

The driver, 51-year-old Florencio Reyes-Rivera, did have a green light, but police said he did not yield to the pedestrian and may have been trying to beat oncoming traffic.

Authorities don't believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the accident. Criminal charges have not been filed against Reyes-Rivera.

Authorities previously identified the victim as a juvenile, but later said she was a woman in her 30s.

As police processed the scene, neighbors looked on in horror.

"When something close to you, especially to our office, my first thought are my staff, my employees," said Ignacio Luevano, who whose dentistry office, Viva Family and Cosmetic Dentistry sits at that intersection.

Luevano said the victim wasn't anyone he knew but that accidents are far too common there.

"We normally have a once a month accident, usually it's just the cars running a light, but it's the first time someone has actually died," Luevano said.

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