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High school student dies after northwest Las Vegas crash

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Sep 25, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Police are investigating a crash in northwest Las Vegas that killed a high school student after being sent to the hospital in critical condition on Saturday.

Officers responded to reports of the crash shortly before 12:30 p.m. near Centennial Center Boulevard and Tropical Parkway.

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Witnesses told police a person was standing on the center median and attempted to cross Centennial Center when northbound traffic got a green light. As they ran across, police say, he was hit by a vehicle traveling northbound.

The person hit was in critical condition, police say, until dying later in the evening.

Officers say they are told he is a student at Centennial High School nearby, though his age and grade are unknown immediately.

The entire intersection was closed down while police investigated.