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Las Vegas police looking for hit-and-run drivers

Posted at 9:37 AM, Mar 24, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police held a press conference today to discuss two unsolved hit-and-runs involving pedestrians.

During the press conference, Lt. Greg Munson said there have been six fatal hit-and-run crashes so far this year. Last year, there was 10 total for the year.

The first crash happened on Feb. 20. Police say 63-year-old Ronald Smith was struck while crossing Twain Avenue at Palos Verdes Street. It is believed he was struck by a burgundy or maroon SUV.

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The second crash happened on March 15 near East Lake Mead and North Lamb boulevards. 44-year-old Elio Montes was killed. It is believed he was struck by a gray Toyota Camry.

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Commissioner Michael Naft was also at the press conference.

Anyone with information about either hit-and-run crash is asked to call Las Vegas police.