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NHP looking for Jeep in March fatal hit-and-run

Posted at 3:17 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 06:54:57-04
LATEST UPDATE: Nevada Highway Patrol said they're looking for a a silver 2005-2007 model Jeep Cherokee that fled the scene of the March 11 crash.
Troopers say the vehicle will have front end damage with a broken front headlight assembly. It's possible the vehicle has been repaired or is being stored somewhere.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to called NHP at 702-432-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
UPDATE: A valley woman is seeking answers after her ex-husband was struck by a car while crossing the street on the southwest side. The driver fled the scene. 
The crash happened Friday at about 1:40 a.m. near Cimarron and Blue Diamond roads, an intersection where crashes are all too common. 
Nevada Highway Patrol is actively searching for the driver responsible, but the victim's loved ones are desperately calling on the community to help. The victim’s ex-wife Karen Iantuono sat down with 13 Action News on Saturday.

Karen Iantuono mourns the death of ex-husband, Edward Iantuono. He was fatally struck by a car on Friday while trying to cross the street. It all happened at the intersection of Blue Diamond and Cimarron. NHP is searching for the driver who fled the scene. Karen is calling on the community to help with the search. -KTNV Channel 13 Action News-

Posted by Michael Burton on Saturday, March 12, 2016

"Please, anybody who has any information,” she said. “Please come forward and let them know who killed my husband.
His name is Edward Iantuono and he was 55-year-old.
"He deserved better than this,” Karen said. “He deserved better than being left on the side of the road."
Karen urges witnesses to come forward and report what they know and asks for as many eyes as possible to lookout for the car, noting key features that make it stand out.
"All we know is a silver car with skulls around the license plate and that the impact was so bad that pieces of the car where left at the scene while the driver never stopped, never swerved, hit him straight on and left him like roadkill for dead.
Karen wants the suspect behind bars to keep him from hurting another family.
"I want him away,” she said. “He didn't have to take my daughters father from her."
She says their 23-year-old daughter is taking it the hardest.
"You took her father away from her.” 
Karen says if anything will help bring her family peace, it's justice. 

Early Friday morning, 55-year-old Edward Iantuono was fatally struck by a car while crossing the street.The driver fled the scene. On Saturday, 13 Action News sat down with family members who are doing their best to stay strong. -KTNV Channel 13 Action News-

Posted by Michael Burton on Saturday, March 12, 2016


The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit and run crash at Blue Diamond and Cimarron roads.

It happened around 1:40 a.m. Friday.

Troopers say a man was outside of a crosswalk when he was struck by a silver car.

The vehicle fled and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. He was identified as 55-year-old Edward Michael Iantuono. He died of multiple blunt force injuries from the crash.

The eastbound lanes of Blue Diamond were closed until the scene could be cleared.





This woman could hear the impact from her apartment. The road was so dark she couldn't see the victim.

Posted by Parker Collins on Friday, March 11, 2016