LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) --
A woman hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident was trying to get medical help for her baby. The infant died shortly after the accident.
About 7:10 p.m. Friday, Metro officers were dispatched to East University Avenue and South Pecos Road to investigate reports of a female who had been struck by a vehicle.
Officers and medical personnel located a woman who told them there was a deceased infant in a residence in the 3300 block of East University Avenue.
Officers entered the residence and found an unresponsive three-month old infant inside. Both the adult woman and the infant were transported to Sunrise Hospital. The infant was pronounced deceased at the hospital and the woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Metro homicide and abuse/neglect detectives responded. The preliminary investigation indicates the woman arrived at the residence shortly after being notified that her infant was not breathing. The victim was calling for medical assistance on a cellular phone and went outside for better reception. It is believed that the victim was intentionally struck by a dark colored sedan which fled the area. The suspect and vehicle remain outstanding.
The investigation into the infant’s death indicates an accidental sleeping death. The identity of the deceased infant as well as the exact cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the LVMPD at (702) 828-3521. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com