LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police investigated a hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead on Wednesday night.
According to police, officers were called to the area of North Nellis and East Lake Mead boulevards around 7 p.m. on May 5 for a reported crash involving a pedestrian and vehicle.
Witnesses at the scene told police that a woman crossing in a marked crosswalk was hit by a GMC pick-up towing a trailer.
Lt. Bret Ficklin with Las Vegas Metropolitan's fatal detail section said the truck was towing a trailer with ATV vehicles on it. The trailer had black railings and white gas cans, Lt. Ficklin added.
Officers are currently working a fatal hit-&-run traffic collision at Nellis Blvd & Lake Mead Blvd involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The vehicle involved is described as a grey pickup truck with a trailer. Anyone with any info is urged to call police at 702-828-3111. pic.twitter.com/IV8YEpcNuW— LVMPD (@LVMPD) May 6, 2021
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
According Lt. Ficklin, they have seen a spike in hit-and-run crashes in 2021. Including tonight's crash, LVMPD has investigated 11 hit-and-run crashes, compared to last year when they had nine.
The woman was identified by the Clark County coroner as 66-year-old Mary Katherine Gelino from Las Vegas.