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Pedestrian dies days after crash near Las Vegas Strip

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Posted at 7:09 AM, Nov 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 10:14:50-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police report a pedestrian has died from a crash that occurred earlier this month near the Las Vegas Strip.

Roel Raatgever. 43, was hit by a vehicle back on Nov. 15 just after 1:30 a.m. to the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane.

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Police say Raatgever darted out in front of a 2017 Toyota Sienna on Tropicana when he was struck by the vehicle. The 43-year-old from the Netherlands was then transported to the hospital with critical injuries but later died on Nov. 23.

Tropicana Avenue eastbound was closed for several hours while police originally investigated the on-scene crash.

The 46-year-old driver of the Toyota showed no signs of impairment.

This death marks 133rd traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2021.