Teen killed in north Las Vegas auto-pedestrian crash identified - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Teen killed in north Las Vegas auto-pedestrian crash identified

Posted: Updated:
A NLVPD patrol car blocks the road where two 14-year-old boys were hit by a vehicle (Austin Turner / FOX5). A NLVPD patrol car blocks the road where two 14-year-old boys were hit by a vehicle (Austin Turner / FOX5).
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A 14-year-old boy was hit and killed, and another teen boy critically injured in an auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. when the two 14-year-old boys were walking north on Centennial Parkway and 5th Street in North Las Vegas.

Police said they were hit from behind by a sedan driven by a 21-year-old man.

Both boys were taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. One of the boys, identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Elijah Coggins, died a short time later, according to North Las Vegas Police.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation, which was expected to last several hours.

The intersection was shut down and authorities advised drivers to avoid the area.

It was unclear if rainy or foggy weather may have been a factor in the accident.

No further details were immediately released.

Copyright 2018 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.