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UPDATE: Coroner identifies woman found dead after hit-and-run crash

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Apr 10, 2021

UPDATE APRIL 12: The Clark County Coroner has identified the woman as 22-year-old Destiny Jackson from Las Vegas. Her cause of death was blunt force injuries and it was ruled an accident.

On April 10, 2021, at about 7:48 a.m., the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Communications Bureau received information that a pedestrian had been involved in a fatal traffic collision in West Charleston Boulevard’s eastbound travel lanes, west of South Fort Apache Road.

Police say evidence at the scene, surveillance footage, and statements from witnesses indicate that a 2003 Dodge Ram traveling eastbound on Charleston Boulevard struck a pedestrian crossing the street outside of a marked crosswalk.

LVMPD says the driver of the Dodge failed to remain at the scene and fled without notifying the police.

Arriving emergency medical personnel determined the female was beyond resuscitation and was dead at the scene.

The Dodge and its driver were located by detectives a short time later. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, according to police.

The female’s death marks the 29th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction for 2021.

The traffic collision remains under investigation by LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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