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Vegas PD: 2-year-old struck, killed by vehicle while running across street on Sandhill Road

Man dies after Feb. 3 crash in IHOP parking lot
Posted at 11:07 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 18:10:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was called to a deadly crash that involved a pedestrian on Monday night.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. at 1293 Sandhill Road, near Owens Avenue.

LVMPD says a vehicle was traveling north to exit the park and continue on North Henry Drive. A 2-year-old child, later identified as Miguel Angel Morales, was running across the ramp into the path of the approaching vehicle. The front of the vehicle struck the toddler, forcing him to the ground.

Morales was transported to the hospital but later died. The 19-year-old driver involved stayed at the scene.

Police say the driver was working with them and was not impaired.

The Clark County Coroner has listed the cause of death for the child as blunt head trauma and the incident was ruled an accident.

The child's death marked the 59th traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD's jurisdiction for the year 2021.