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Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI in deadly crash on Tropicana Avenue

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Posted at 10:02 PM, Oct 04, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a deadly crash from Monday night that involved a pedestrian.

Police say a 77-year-old man was struck and killed by a 2014 Kia Cadenza while he was crossing Tropicana Avenue near Torrey Pines Drive outside of a marked crosswalk.

The driver of the Kia originally took off from the scene but later returned, according to police, and was taken into custody on suspicion of impairment.

Monday's deadly crash marked the 107th traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD jurisdiction for 2021.