LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police investigated a hit-and-run crash that left a 15-year-old boy dead on Friday evening.
According to police, officers were called to the area of South Durango Drive and West Robindale Road around 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 10 for a reported crash involving a juvenile pedestrian.
Two teens were crossing Durango against a traffic signal when one of the teens was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound, police said. The vehicle was described as a 2011-2017 red Dodge Charger.
The boy was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the boy as Keith Young, 15, from Las Vegas. He died of blunt force trauma in an accident, the coroner ruled.
Young was a student at Sierra Vista High School. The school sent a letter to families on Monday:
Dear Sierra Vista High School families,
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the recent passing of one of our students. It is never easy to lose a life, especially at a young age and we will truly remember this student as part of our campus community. Our students are planning a balloon release memorial on Tuesday at 1:30pm in the main quad for anyone interested in attending. Also, our student council is asking students and staff to wear blue on Tuesday in remembrance of this student.
We are working with all of our students to ensure they have the support and resources they need to get through this very difficult time. Counseling resources are available to those who may want that assistance. A grief center will be set up on Tuesday in room 328. Any student is welcome to stop by there at any time.
Please monitor any signs of grief or behavioral changes in your student as this loss may affect them in unexpected ways as well as keep your lines of communication open with them. It is important to be honest with your child and allow them to express feelings of disbelief, anger and/or grief. Reassure your child that there is always someone with whom they can talk with and that these feelings are normal.
If you have any concerns or questions about your child, please contact the school counseling office at 702-799-6820 ext. 4300.
The car that hit the boy left the scene. Police said the vehicle is missing a sideview mirror. The vehicle also has windshield damage, police said.
The boy's death marked the 94th traffic-related fatality for LVMPD in 2021. Anyone with information was urgently asked to contact police or CrimeStoppers.