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Victim identified as NHP investigates deadly hit-and-run in southwest Las Vegas

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NHP blocked off a portion of Blue Diamond Road to investigate a deadly crash. (Cherney Amhara/FOX5) NHP blocked off a portion of Blue Diamond Road to investigate a deadly crash. (Cherney Amhara/FOX5)
NHP is investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash on April 8, 2018. (Source: LVACS) NHP is investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash on April 8, 2018. (Source: LVACS)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Nevada Highway Patrol said they are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash Sunday morning. 

Troopers said 44-year-old Robert Fernandez was struck on eastbound Blue Diamond Road just west of Buffalo Drive after 5 a.m. 

Citing the preliminary investigation, a blue Honda Civic followed by a light-colored, small frame, early 2000s pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Blue Diamond approaching Buffalo at the same time a man crossed the road in front of the Honda. The Honda struck the pedestrian and came to a stop on the right shoulder, the driver then saw the pick-up truck hit the pedestrian who was lying on the roadway. The pick-up truck left the scene without stopping.  

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, NHP said. Investigators said the pedestrian was impaired and crossed the road outside of a marked crosswalk.  

Traffic restrictions were in place during the investigation. Motorists were asked to avoid the area. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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