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2 hurt in hit-and-run crash on Desert Inn

Posted at 7:43 AM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 10:43:47-05

Two people were hurt, one critically, in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday evening.

It happened around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday near Desert Inn Road and Seneca Drive. Police said a 2007 Chevy Express Van was traveling eastbound on Desert Inn when it rear-ended a Ford Explorer Sport Trac, causing moderate damage. The crash caused both vehicles to spin out of control and strike a block wall and a power pole.

Both occupants of the Ford were transported to Sunrise Trauma Center. Ismael Alers, 60, has serious injuries while Magda Lara, 50, is in critical condition.

The driver of the Chevy fled the scene on foot, failing to notify police or render aid, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.