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Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit-and-run crash

Posted at 1:22 PM, Feb 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 20:40:32-05

A male pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning.

Around 2:15 a.m., police said 64-year-old Herdia Shell was crossing Charleston Boulevard, 24 feet west of Maryland Parkway and not in a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata.

Shell was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.

The Hyundai failed to stop and fled the scene. Police said a witness followed the Hyundai to the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Nellis Boulevard where a vehicle stop was initiated by police.

The driver, identified as 48-year-old Robert Russell, failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for felony hit-and-run and suspicion of DUI.

The crash remains under investigation.