A tour bus was reportedly involved in a collision with a pedestrian. The male victim died as a result, authorities said. (Shannon Moore/FOX5)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -
A tour bus attempted to avoid hitting a vehicle in traffic when it instead struck a jaywalking pedestrian, North Las Vegas police said Thursday.
The police department released preliminary details of a fatal crash on Thursday involving a pedestrian. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. on Cheyenne Avenue just east of Clayton Street.
The Clark County Coroner's office identified the pedestrian killed as 77-year-old Pablo Avila Sandoval. His cause of death was cranial cerebral thoracic blunt trauma and the manner was ruled an accident.
Chrissie Coon, spokeswoman for North Las Vegas police, said it appeared the pedestrian, who was only identified as a man, was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.
Citing witnesses and evidence at the scene, police said the tour bus was traveling westbound on Cheyenne when traffic in front of it slowed abruptly.
The driver attempted to avoid striking the vehicles by swerving into an adjacent lane, police said. That was when the pedestrian crossing Cheyenne was struck by the bus before reaching the sidewalk.
"There were eight occupants on the bus, including the driver, at the time of the crash," Coon told FOX5's Shannon Moore. "None of them were injured in the crash."
Police said drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. NLVPD also said it was not known if the driver will face charges.
The incident marked the ninth traffic-related fatality in North Las Vegas this year.
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