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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed after being struck walking against sign

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:26:36-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE OCT. 29: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man who was killed in the collision as 30-year-old Tegrin Shelley, Jr. Shelley's cause of death was multiple blunt force injures. The coroner ruled the incident an accident.

ORIGINAL STORY
Today at 8:56 a.m., an auto versus pedestrian collision occurred at the intersection of West Sahara Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard.

Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated a 1994 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling westbound on Sahara Avenue entering the intersection at Decatur Boulevard from the middle of three westbound travel lanes with a solid green traffic signal.

At the same time, police say a man was crossing Sahara Avenue from south to north on the west side of the intersection in the area of a marked crosswalk and against a "Don't Walk" traffic signal.

The man crossed in front of the Ford and the crash occurred when the front of the Ford struck him on his right side.

The man was thrown in the air and landed in the roadway.

The driver of the Ford immediately stopped and began to help the man who was hit until medical personnel arrived.

Arriving medical personnel arrived and transported the man to UMC Trauma. Despite medical intervention, he was pronounced dead by medical staff.

Police say the driver of the Ford remained at the collision scene, showed no signs of impairment, and cooperated with investigators.

The man's death marks the 81st traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2020.

This collision remains under investigation by LVMPD's Collision Investigation Section.