Las Vegas police investigate 4 pedestrian crashes Tuesday morning

Fatal pedestrian crash on Aug. 9, 2022.
Fatal pedestrian crash on Aug. 9, 2022.(FOX5)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 6:25 AM PDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 8:58 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police is investigating four separate pedestrian crashes Tuesday morning.

The first crash happened around 4 a.m. near S. Rainbow Boulevard and Palmyra Avenue. Police said the driver stayed at the scene and impairment is not suspected.

Police say a 2013 Ford F-150 was traveling southbound on S. Rainbow Blvd on the left of three throughout travel lanes at the intersection with W. Palmyra Avenue. Authorities say a pedestrian was crossing S. Rainbow in an unknown direction and a collision occurred when the front of the Ford collided with the pedestrian.

The individual was projected forward and onto the roadway. Police say emergency medical crews pronounced the victim deceased on scene. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 56-year-old Shonile Johnson. Johnson died from blunt trauma and her death was ruled an accident.

Johnson’s death marked the 86th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2022.

Then, at 4:33 a.m. near W. Flamingo Road and Arville Street, a pedestrian was hit by a white Ford F-350. LVMPD said the driver didn’t stay at the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, LVMPD said. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the 31-year-old Las Vegas resident as Emmanuel Alonso-Manuel.

Police were able to find the suspect, identified as 53-year-old James Frasco, and he was arrested on a hit and run charge.

A third pedestrian crash was reported at about 8:19 a.m. when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near J Street and Washington Avenue. According to police, the suspect vehicle fled the scene and was located a short time later by patrol units.

Authorities say officers forcibly stopped the suspect vehicle in the 300 block of Stanford Street and took the driver into custody. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

Police say impairment is suspected in this incident.

A fourth pedestrian crash was reported at 8:24 a.m. near Washington Avenue and Mt. Hood Street. LVMPD said the driver was on scene; additional details weren’t immediately available.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Ana Cardenas Martinez.

Police are looking for an older model white pickup truck in connection with the second crash. If you have any information about the crash, contact police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.