LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle overnight on the Las Vegas Strip.

The incident happened at 12:57 a.m. Sunday at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Cathedral Way, in front of Encore, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Evidence at the scene, witness statements and video indicated a 2012 Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard and entered the intersection on a green light, Metro said. A pedestrian was crossing Las Vegas Boulevard from west to east against a "do not walk" pedestrian sign. 

While running across the intersection, the pedestrian tripped and fell down in front of the Nissan that then hit him, Metro said. 

The Clark County Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead, according to police. The Nissan's driver remained on the scene and showed no signs of impairment. 

The Clark County Coroner identified the man as 30-year-old Matthew Hickie.  

As of 5:30 a.m., all units had cleared and the roads were reopened.

This incident marks the fourth traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year. The collision remains under investigation.

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(5) comments

Jimmy coors

So the visiting person is aka stoned and disgusting gets killed ,and Las Vegas gets credit for a accident! And was first blamed on a motorist!


Bet you that ped won't do that again.


Poor sap had likely ust spent his last dollar in Naked City.

Pepcon Survivor 86

Seems like it’s becoming a more common occurrence with pedestrians crossing against the crossing guard and stepping out into traffic.


They never look and they don’t care what the sign says when they wanna walk in the street, it’s so sad and ghetto

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