Suspect outstanding after deadly hit-and-run crash near Boulder Highway, Gibson
UPDATE - Dec. 30
The victim has been identified as Manuel Esqueda, Jr. of Las Vegas. He was 50 years old. The cause and manner of his death are still pending.
UPDATE - Dec. 29
According to evidence at the scene and witness statements, the man was crossing Boulder Highway south of Russell Road from west to east outside a marked crosswalk.
An unknown silver or light gray vehicle was traveling northbound on Boulder Highway in the northbound travel lanes.
While the man was crossing the northbound Boulder Highway travel lanes the vehicle struck him and continued northbound failing to stop.
The LVMPD air unit and patrol officers attempted to locate the vehicle involved but were unsuccessful.
Police said the suspected vehicle is a possible mid-size SUV and has front-end damage.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run crash after receiving a call about a person laying on the road near Boulder Highway and Gibson Road.
Officers and medical arrived at the scene just after 6:30 p.m. and began medical aid. Police say the caller began performing CPR on the victim while on the phone with 911.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the suspect is still outstanding.
Northbound Boulder Highway lanes are closed from Russell and Gibson Roads.
On December 28, 2022, at approximately 6:32 p.m., a fatal auto versus pedestrian hit and run collision occurred on Boulder Highway south of E. Russell Road. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated a pedestrian was crossing Boulder Highway south of E. Russell Road from west to East outside a marked crosswalk. An unknown silver/light gray vehicle was traveling northbound Boulder Highway in the northbound travel lanes. While the pedestrian was crossing the northbound Boulder Highway travel lanes the unknown silver/light gray vehicle struck the pedestrian and continued northbound failing to stop. Medical personnel arrived and began lifesaving measures. Despite all life-saving measures the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the collision scene. The LVMPD air unit and patrol officers attempted to located the vehicle involved but were unsuccessful. The suspect vehicle is a silver/light gray possible mid-size SUV and will have front end damage. The pedestrian’s death marks the 149th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for the year 2022. This collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section.
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