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Pedestrian killed in crash east of Las Vegas Strip

Crash on Maryland Parkway on June 7, 2022.
Crash on Maryland Parkway on June 7, 2022.(FOX5)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 8:19 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A pedestrian was killed in a crash east of the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday night.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. David Gordon said the crash happened around 10:25 p.m. at the intersection of Maryland Parkway and Reno Avenue.

Police said a white four-door Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound while a pedestrian entered the roadway outside of a marked crosswalk. The Volkswagen hit the pedestrian and was pronounced dead on scene.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 54-year-old Benito Octavo. Octavo died from blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

The driver of the Volkswagen stayed on scene and didn’t show signs of impairment, police said.

The pedestrian’s death marks the 67th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2022. The crash remains under investigation.