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UPDATE: Witness sought in crash that claimed NLVPD detective's life

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 21:18:41-05

LATEST FEB. 1:  Investigators need help locating a possible witness to the fatal crash on Jan. 6, which claimed the life of Detective Chad Parque.

Investigators need help locating the driver of a full-size black pickup truck seen in the area of Carey Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard at the time of the crash.  The vehicle is believed to be a black, full size, either Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck.

The driver may have been wearing a long sleeve tan shirt.  The truck was seen passing through the parking lot of the North Las Vegas Justice Court and parking at the scene of the crash. Investigators believe the driver and anyone in the vehicle at the time, may have valuable information which could aid the investigation.

If you have information that could help investigators locate the driver of this vehicle or have any additional information in this case you are urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

UPDATE: A North Las Vegas Police Department detective has died after being involved in a terrible crash Friday.

North Las Vegas Police announced the death over Twitter around 3:30 a.m. saying, "It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our detective. Thank you for your continued love and support."

The officer was identified as Detective Chad Parque.

Donations are being accepted to help Parque's family at the following banks:

Nevada State Bank 
Injured Police Officer

Wells Fargo

This story is developing. Check back for updates. 

ORIGINAL: A North Las Vegas Police Department detective was involved in a crash on Friday.

It was reported around 2 p.m. near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue. Police said a vehicle was traveling the wrong way when it hit the detective's vehicle.

The person going the wrong way is in stable condition while the occupant in a car behind the detective's vehicle was not injured.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. Officers are standing vigil outside the hospital.

"I know this detective. I know he's a great person a family man as well as a great investigator," said Officer Aaron Patty. "So this is something that was important to him he can't work every day wanting to to make a difference."

The intersection was closed for more than six hours as police investigated.

13 Action News will post updates as they become available.