North Las Vegas police say teen driver believed to be impaired in fatal crash that killed pedestrian

Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 7:58 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The North Las Vegas Police Department says a male pedestrian was killed after they were struck by a vehicle Friday morning.

According to police, officers received a call about the incident, near Carey and Las Vegas Boulevard, at 6:41 a.m.

According to authorities, the department’s fatal team has determined that a man in a wheelchair was crossing Carey Avenue outside a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a Mitsubishi Montero traveling east-bound on Carey.

NLVPD Sgt. Jeff Wall says that the driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old boy, remained on scene. Authorities say that there is evidence that both the teen driver and the pedestrian were both impaired by alcohol.

According to North Las Vegas police, following a blood draw, authorities say the teen driver will be booked at Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for the following charges:

  • DUI resulting in death
  • Failure to use due care
  • No driver’s license
  • No vehicle insurance
  • No vehicle registration

Authorities said the pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim’s identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s office.