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DUI suspected in deadly Christmas Eve wreck

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Metro police said DUI is suspected in a Christmas Eve accident that claimed a man's life.

Just after 8:30 p.m., a 60-year-old man was struck and killed by a minivan on Maryland Parkway, just north of Desert Inn Road.

Evidence and witness statements indicated the victim was crossing Maryland Parkway in front of Sunrise Hospital when he was struck by a 1997 Nissan Quest.

The victim was not in a marked crosswalk. There is also a pedestrian bridge in the area.

Police took the driver, identified as Arnoldo Perez, 21, into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. His 28-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries.

This marked the 110th traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction in 2013. The coroner will identify the victim in the coming days.

The accident remains under investigation.

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