LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas was closed Friday night after a female pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle.
About 5:11 p.m., the woman was crossing Stewart near 10th Street outside the crosswalk when she was struck by one vehicle, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Fatal detectives were on scene investigating.
Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated and elderly woman darted into the road on East Stewart from south to north outside of any marked or implied crosswalks, Metro said. A 2013 Volkswagen CC Sport was traveling east in the right lane on Stewart when the woman suddenly entered the vehicle's path.
The front of the Volkswagen struck the left side of the pedestrian, forcing her to the road, Metro said. Medical personnel transported her to UMC Trauma where lifesaving measures were performed, but the woman succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the Volkswagen remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment, according to police.
It was the 88th fatal traffic-related collision in Metro's jurisdiction for 2019.
The collision remains under investigation.