Child hit by car, killed near middle school in Henderson

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 10:00:12-05

HENDERSON (KTNV) — A child was hit by a car and killed near a middle school in Henderson on Monday evening, the city's police department said.

It happened around 5:18 p.m. in the 100 block of East Paradise Hills Drive, near Horizon Ridge Parkway, according to police.

Investigators believe the driver of a black coupe lost control of their vehicle, which traveled onto the sidewalk and hit the child.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner's office will identify him at a later date, though police estimate he is around 13 years old.

Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. As of this report, authorities did not believe the driver was impaired.

Part of Paradise Hills Drive was closed for approximately three hours after the incident.

The crash remains under investigation.