Las Vegas police say pedestrian killed in hit-and-run Friday in southwest valley

The vehicle in question is a white Jeep Wrangler with a black roof
Published: Sep. 8, 2023 at 6:24 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - UPDATE: Metro reports that the driver of the 2023 Jeep Wrangler was taken into custody and then booked on charges related to the collision.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday morning in the southwest valley.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 5:07 a.m. near Fort Apache Road and Peace Way.

Witnesses told Las Vegas police that they had observed the victim in the roadway prior to the crash. A white SUV hit the victim, initially stopped but fled the scene moments later, according to police.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

According to police, authorities are searching for a “newer model” white Jeep Wrangler with a black roof and black rims in connection with the incident. LVMPD advises that the vehicle will have damage to its right front.

Roads in the area were closed while police continued to investigate.