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UPDATE: Coroner identifies child fatally hit by truck in east Las Vegas

Coroner identifies child fatally hit by truck in east Las Vegas
Posted at 8:42 PM, May 21, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE MAY 24: The Clark County Coroner has identified the child as 7-year-old Quintus Faison from Las Vegas. His cause of death was blunt head injuries and the death was ruled an accident.

Police say an 7-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a truck in east Las Vegas while riding a bicycle Friday night.

According to authorities, the crash happened inside a parking lot on 4375 Boulder Highway between Twain Avenue and Desert Inn Road around 6:40 p.m.

The boy's bike hit the right side of the truck as the truck was making a turn, police say.

He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers say the truck driver stayed on the scene and neither impairment nor speed appear to be factors of this crash.

Their identity and cause of death will be released at a later date by the coroner's office.

This story was updated. Police originally said the child was 7 years old.


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