UPDATE MARCH 1: Alani Hill's mother, J Marie Hill says she wants answers after her son was killed after being hit by an SUV.
She said contrary to police saying Alani crossed the street against traffic, witnesses told her otherwise. "We were told the driver said 'I didn't see him. How could you not see him," she says.
J Marie says she often worried about Alani skateboarding. "I would tell him be careful," she says.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with expenses.
A letter was sent out to parents at Sierra Vista High School, where Alani Hill, the teen who was killed, attended.
It is with deep sympathy to inform you that our school lost Alani Hill, ninth grader on February 28, 2018. Alani will always be remembered as a part of our school family. It is never easy to lose a valuable life especially at a young age.
We are working with our students to ensure they have the support and resources they need to get through this very difficult time. Counseling resources are available to those who may want that assistance. Please monitor any signs of grief or behavioral changes in your child/children as this loss may affect them in unexpected ways as well as keep your lines of communication open with them. It is important to be honest with your child and allow him/her to express feelings of disbelief, anger and/or grief. Reassure your child that there is always someone with whom he/she can talk and that these feelings are normal.
If you have any concerns, questions or need school assistance, please call our school at 702-799-6820. Thank you.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A teenager is dead after an SUV slammed into him. It happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday near Spring Mountain Road and Durango Drive.
INTERACTIVE MAP: Pedestrians killed in crashes in the Las Vegas valley in 2018
Police say a group of kids were walking along Spring Mountain after leaving a skate park at Desert Breeze Park. The group then crossed Durango.
One of the kids, a 14-year-old, was straggling behind the group when he was hit by a white Range Rover. Police say the teen was outside of a crosswalk when he was struck. The boy died at the scene.
Police say the driver, a 35-year-old man, stayed on scene and was cooperating. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.
Police shut down the intersection of Spring Mountain and Durango, diverting traffic for hours.
The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.