Police: 17-year-old hit while jaywalking by vehicle on Owens, Nellis

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Nov 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 01:28:56-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a jaywalking crash Tuesday night.

Around 5:46 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on East Owens Avenue, east of North Nellis Boulevard. Police said a Ford pickup truck traveled eastbound on Owens Avenue, east of North Nellis Boulevard.

Police said a 17-year-old pedestrian was in the roadway on East Owens Avenue, east of Nellis Boulevard, outside a marked crosswalk. A collision occurred when the front of the Ford struck the pedestrian.

Arriving emergency medical personnel transported the pedestrian to University Medical Center’s Trauma Center. Despite all life-saving efforts, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased according to police.

The Ford driver remained at the collision scene and showed no impairment.

The pedestrian’s death will not be counted as a traffic fatality until the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner completes its investigation. The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section.