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Las Vegas breaking news for July 6, 2019

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 12:42:02-04

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

8:26 P.M.
Las Vegas police responded to a crash in the intersection of South Decatur Boulevard at West Flamingo Road. A woman driving a white Nissan Altima ran a red light on northbound South Decatur Boulevard as a motorcyclist was driving westbound on West Flamingo Road. READ MORE.

7:55 P.M.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire that extended to the apartment building next door to it in the 1100 block of South 4th Street. There were reported explosions in the house. One burn victim was taken to UMC. READ MORE.

6:50 P.M.
A 48-year-old man is in critical condition after his motorcycle hit an unoccupied and parked vehicle on Winterwood Boulevard near Corvette Street. It happened at around 6:50 p.m. July 6. The motorcyclist failed to negotiate a curve. He is at UMC Trauma.

4:59 A.M.
Las Vegas police are investigating a body found near South Hollywood Boulevard and East Desert Inn Road today. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Police arrested Joshua Martinez later that day. He was booked on an open murder charge.

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4:28 A.M.
This morning a white Mercedes Sprinter Van was traveling southbound on the I-15, south of mile marker 63 in the left travel lane, when it struck a man walking in the roadway. A white or light colored Ford F-150 also struck the man after the initial collision with the van. The man was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the van stayed on scene and was cooperating with investigators. Impairment, speed or distraction do not appear to be a factor. The driver of the F-150 did not stop at the scene of the crash.

The pedestrian has been identified as 87-year-old Robert Rascon from North Las Vegas. A Silver Alert was activated for Rascon yesterday after family members noticed their vehicle and Rascon were missing from their home. A gray Chrysler Aspen SUV that Rascon was reportedly driving in, was located near the crash scene with the keys in the vehicle. Investigators are seeking the public’s help to locate the white or light colored Ford F-150 that failed to stop at the scene of the crash. Anyone with any information can call NHP dispatch at 702-486-4100, *NHP from a cell phone or crime stoppers at 702-385-5555. All callers can remain anonymous.


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