Pedestrian killed in Vegas hit-and-run ID'd - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Pedestrian killed in Vegas hit-and-run ID'd

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A 53-year-old pedestrian was identified Monday after being struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident over the weekend.

Lawrence Lancaster was identified as the person who died on Sunday, according to the Clark County Coroner's office.

Las Vegas Metro police said Lancaster was killed on Sahara Avenue, east of Tam Drive, just after 1:30 a.m.

According to police, Lancaster was walking in the north sidewalk of Sahara when he fell or laid down in the right most westbound lane.

Police said a westbound 2000s model gray sedan struck Lancaster and failed to stop.

As of this incident, there were 16 traffic-related fatalities in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Police are urging anyone with information on the collision to contact Metro's Fatal Detail at 702-828-4341 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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