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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man hit, killed by truck in suspected DUI crash

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 15:25:52-04

UPDATE JULY 1: The Clark County coroner has identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Victor Dorado Rojas. His cause of death is still pending the results of the autopsy.

The Clark County coroner's office is working to identify a man hit and killed by a truck in west Las Vegas Tuesday evening.

The crash happened near Cheyenne Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive around 5:30 p.m. Roads were closed for several hours while police investigated.

According to authorities, the man was crossing Cheyenne Avenue outside of a marked crosswalk and against traffic control signals when he was hit by a 2019 Ford F-450.

The driver, identified by police as 34-year-old Steven Ordorica, remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officers say he failed a sobriety test and was brought into custody on suspicion of DUI.

The man hit was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced dead. Police say he did not have identification on him. His identity and cause of death will be released by the coroner's office.

His death marks the 65th traffic-related death in Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2021.

The crash remains under investigation.

This story has been updated with new details from the police.


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