19-month-old girl dies after February hit-and-run crash in east Las Vegas

Published: Mar. 5, 2023 at 1:57 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A 19-month-old girl has died after a February hit-and-run crash as police continue to search for the driver.

The crash happened around 11:20 p.m. Feb. 18 near Spanish Drive and Spanish View Lane. According to police, a Nissan Titan was driving and drifted to the left, hitting a block wall. Police said the driver, only identified as a 28-year-old male, went to a secondary scene and removed a 19-month-old and 9-year-old from the car, leaving them and the car behind as he left the area.

The 19-month-old girl was critically injured in the crash, police said. Police said the girl died on March 3 due to her injuries.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will identify the girl once next of kin is notified.

The 9-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, police said.

The family has created a GoFundMe: https://gf.me/v/c/hsxs/ayuda-para-maya-escamilla

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are still looking for the driver of the Nissan Titan. Anyone with information is asked to contact LVMPD at (702) 828-3786 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, visit www.CrimeStoppersOfNV.com.