UPDATE: Man who allegedly killed 3 boys in hit-and-run identified

OCT. 9 UPDATE: Police have identified the man accused of hitting and killing three boys near Desert Inn and Nellis Boulevard on September 30 as 28-year-old Joseph Eskandarian.

The preliminary hearing for this case is October 17. Bail was set at $1 million.

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3 boys dead after being hit by car on sidewalk

Three boys are dead after being hit by a car on Saturday night.

It happened around 9 p.m. near Desert Inn and Nellis Boulevard.

Police say the boys were walking on a sidewalk when a car left the road and ran the boys over.

The driver then ran away from the scene and was reportedly trying to change his clothing as he ran.

Witnesses say the driver was Hispanic or Asian and was carrying a black backpack as he ran.

Police say the driver may have been speeding and was trying to pass another car when he ran onto the sidewalk.

Another boy, age 13, was badly injured. But, he is expected to survive at this time.

The ages of the boys that were killed were 12, 12 and 15.

Las Vegas police confirmed on Sunday morning that the driver has been taken into custody. They have not released his name or mug shot at this time. 

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified. 

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