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. 

Las Vegas police investigated a hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead on Wednesday night.

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.

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. 

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