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Man walking on sidewalk killed by truck on Saturday

Posted at 5:11 AM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 11:08:33-04

A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Saturday.

It happened around 5:50 p.m. Police say a 2004 GMC Yukon was traveling on West Sahara Avenue when the Yukon made an abrupt directional change, crossed the westbound travel lanes, and hit a man walking on the sidewalk.

The Yukon then hit a palm tree at 7150 West Sahara Avenue and then hit a Dodge Ram truck at the same address, which is a car dealership. Several other vehicles were also damaged by debris etc.

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The driver of the Yukon, identified as 30-year-old Mathew Beard, had to be extricated from his vehicle by the fire department and was transported to UMC Trauma with life-threatening injuries.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s not known if impairment was a factor in the incident.