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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police were investigating a fatal crash near the Boulevard Mall Friday evening.

According to police, the crash happened around 9:22 p.m. on May 22 south of Twain Avenue and Maryland Parkway. 

In a media release, police said a 2003 Ford Escape was driving south on Maryland in the left of three travel lanes. A 66-year-old man was crossing Maryland from east to west outside of a crosswalk. Police said the front of the Ford hit the man, knocking him to the ground. The Ford's driver, a 19-year-old from California, lost control of the car and hit a curb.

Police said a second unknown vehicle drove over the man, dragging him on the roadway. That vehicle fled the scene and is still outstanding. 

The man was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office on Tuesday as James Taite from Las Vegas. 

The driver of the Ford ran from the scene by was quickly caught by officers. He failed impairment tests and was booked under the name Brandon Lopes on several charges. 

Tiate's death marked the 37th traffic fatality in Las Vegas for 2020. 

Detectives are looking for the unidentified passengers of the Ford as well as the unknown second vehicle. Anyone with information was urged to call police at (702) 828-3595. 

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, visit www.CrimeStoppersOfNV.com, or TEXT: "CRIMENV." + tip info to 274637 (Crimes). 

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JamesRobert

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