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Elderly woman hit, killed by school bus while in unmarked crosswalk, Las Vegas police say

Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 04, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police say a 65-year-old woman was hit and killed by a school bus while crossing the street in an unmarked crosswalk.

Investigators say the school bus was stopped at a stop sign on southbound Warnock Road, near Decatur Boulevard, and Desert Inn Road preparing to make a right turn around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The woman, whose identity will be released at a later time by the coroner's office, was crossing Warnock Road from the northwest corner to the northeast corner in an unmarked crosswalk, police say. While she was crossing in front of the bus, the driver began to make a right turn to go westbound Desert Inn Road.

The front of the school bus hit the woman, knocking her to the ground, and police say it drove over her. The bus stopped and the driver contacted her dispatch center requesting medical.

The woman hit was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was identified by police as a 58-year-old woman.

Her death marks the 122nd traffic-related death in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2021.

Desert Inn was closed in the area for several hours following the crash.

This crash remains under investigation.

This story was updated with new details from police.


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