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UPDATE: Coroner identifies pedestrian struck and killed by motorhome in Las Vegas

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 16:05:48-04

UPDATE AUG. 10: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man who was struck and killed as 71-year-old Jesus Regalo from Las Vegas. Regalo's death was due to blunt force injuries of his head, neck, chest and extremities. The incident has been ruled an accident.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirms a pedestrian was killed this morning near the intersection of East Sahara and Eastern avenues.

Police say the crash took place at about 10 am on Aug. 7 when the 71-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a motorhome.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witness statements, video footage, and evidence at the scene indicated a 2020 Thor Venetian Recreational Vehicle was stopped for a red light on eastbound Sahara at Eastern in the right turn lane and a man was waiting at the intersection, according to police.

When the traffic light turned green, the Thor RV began a right turn onto southbound Eastern as the pedestrian began walking eastbound across the marked crosswalk.

Police say the pedestrian walked into the right side of the Thor, resulting in the pedestrian being knocked to the ground and his upper body was run over by the rear tires of the Thor, resulting in fatal injuries.

The driver of the Thor showed no signs of impairment and stayed on the scene according to LVMPD.

This collision marks the 78th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction for the year 2021.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.


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