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Las Vegas police arrested Amy McDermott in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash near the Stratosphere that left one woman dead.

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Fatal accident at St. Louis and Las Vegas Boulevard

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police arrested a woman connected to a deadly hit-and-run near the Stratosphere Thursday.

After getting help from the community, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police detectives identified and arrested Amy McDermott, 36, in connection to the case Friday.

Fadila Popovic, 60, was walking across East St. Louis Avenue, just east of 6th Street at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday when she was hit by a 1999 Dodge Durango truck, Las Vegas Metropolitan police said. The right front of the truck struck Popovic from behind.

According to police, Popovic was forced to the ground and came to a stop in the roadway near the curb. The driver of the truck fled the scene without stopping. Popovic's husband was walking with her, but was not injured.

She was taken to Sunrise Hospital where she was later pronounced dead, police said.

"[McDermott's arrest] could only be done with the assistance of the community. Together, we can make a difference," police said in an email. 

Anyone with information in regards to the crash or driver was urged to contact police at 702-828-4060. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or by visiting www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

This was the 109th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction in 2018. The collision remains under investigation by Metro's Collision Investigation Section.

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