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White Pine County sheriff probes fatal hit-and-run in Ely

Posted at 5:02 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 20:02:18-05

The White Pine County sheriff's office is investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Ely.
Sheriff Dan Watts identified the victim as 53-year-old Johnny Andre of Ely.
He says Andre was crossing a street just before 7 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a car that fled the scene.
Witnesses say the vehicle appeared to be a black-colored Mercedes-Benz. It last was seen traveling north on U.S. Highway 93.
Deputies say it likely has damage to its front end.
Anyone with information should call the sheriff's office at 775-289-8808.