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UPDATE: Man had been drinking at Hard Rock before deadly hit-and-run, report states

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 19:00:20-04

UPDATE JUNE 19: An arrest report for the man suspected in a deadly hit-and-run crash states he was drinking at the Hard Rock hotel-casino before the crash.

Anthony Rodriguez was arrested after a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper had received a reckless driver call regarding a gray Dodge that failed to maintain its lane and almost collided with other vehicles. The trooper observed the driver going over 85 mph in a 65 mph zone. 

When the trooper pulled the driver over, Rodriguez identified himself and the trooper could spell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage from inside the vehicle. Rodriguez told the trooper that he had a couple drinks at the Hard Rock and was heading home. 

Rodriguez was asked to exit the vehicle when he lost his balance and used the vehicle to steady himself. The trooper noticed that Rodriguez had a flushed face, glassy bloodshot eyes and the odor of alcohol on his breath. 

During sobriety testing, Rodriguez eventually admitted to the trooper that he was drunk.

Rodriguez also had a female passenger in the vehicle, who said they had been at the Hard Rock hotel-casino attending a Nine Inch Nails concert and had consumed alcoholic beverages. After the concert, she thought Rodriguez had hit a curb and kept driving. She said the next thing she remembered was being stopped by NHP. 

She told police that she had heard a thump but did not notice the passenger side rear-view mirror had broken off after the vehicle hit the pedestrians. 

Police determined the woman killed was thrown about 80 feet and hit three vehicles in the Serene Hotel parking lot. A man was also hit on the sidewalk. 

UPDATE JUNE 18: 51-year-old Deborah Broderick has been identified as the woman hit and killed by a vehicle near the Hard Rock hotel-casino on June 17.

Nevada Highway Patrol also released a booking photo of Anthony Rodriguez, the man arrested on suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of a collision in Sunday's crash. 

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ORIGINAL STORY: One woman is dead and a man is seriously injured after they were hit by a car near the Hard Rock Hotel.

The collision happened around 12:53 a.m. Sunday at 455 East Harmon Avenue, near Paradise Road. 

Witnesses say a gray Dodge Challenger went onto the sidewalk and struck the pedestrians. The Challenger kept going, heading east on Harmon Avenue then south on Paradise Road.

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Around 1:02 a.m. the Nevada Highway Patrol received reports of a reckless Dodge Challenger heading westbound on the 215 beltway. A trooper located the vehicle on the 215 near West Russell Road and pulled it over.

During the traffic stop, the trooper conducted a field sobriety test, which the driver failed. The trooper also saw damage to the vehicle, along with biological matter consistent with a pedestrian collision.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was notified, and they were able to connect the evidence on the car to the scene of the collision near the Hard Rock Hotel. The driver of the Challenger was arrested for DUI and for leaving the scene of a collision.

This is the 61st traffic fatality under LVMPD's jurisdiction for 2018.