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Witness: Fleeing driver never slowed in crash with girl

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A witness to a hit-and-run crash that left a 6-year-old girl critically injured on Halloween said another person who saw it happened attempted to go after the fleeing driver.

The crash, which happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, occurred near Peace Way and Tenaya Way, according to Las Vegas Metro police.

According to police, the girl, who family members identified as Brazyl Ward, was rushed to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition. As of Friday, though, police said the child was stabilized.

Police said the girl was crossing Peace Way with her family in outside of a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a sedan.

A witness told FOX5 on Friday the girl was holding the hand of her younger brother when the two let go at the last moment. The witness said the driver never slowed down when he struck the child, turned around after the crash and drive by again.

Witnesses who saw it happened yelled at him to stop. Another witness tried following the fleeing driver in a car but lost the person.

An off-duty doctor rendered aid to the girl while emergency responders made their way to the scene, the witness said.

Police described the driver as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s. They also described the sedan as a four-door gray or silver, mid-2000s vehicle.

A witness told police the child had been trick-or-treating prior to the accident.

Police said detectives believe the vehicle fled into a residential area near Spring Valley Parkway and Peace Way. Metro also urged any resident who have home surveillance video to turn it in to police.

Police urged anyone with information on the crash to contact Metro's Accident Investigation Section at 702-828-3128 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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