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One killed after hit-and-run incident near Lake Mead, Nellis

Reported by: Jen Wahl
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Updated: 6/06/2014 9:37 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – One man is dead this morning after what police are calling a hit-and-run incident near Lake Mead and Nellis.

Sgt. Richard Strader of Metro’s Fatal Detail said police are searching for a driver of a white van, possibly the Econo line, that hit the victim, a 50-year-old man.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the residential area near Meikle and Ringe. The van was eastbound on Meikle when it hit the pedestrian, swerved and took a hard right south down Ringe.

Police say a security guard witnessed the accident and called for help. The victim was transported to UMC, where he was pronounced dead.

There is no plate or driver description, but police say they hope video from a nearby 7-Eleven gas pump camera has footage.

This is the 38th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2014. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Accident Investigation Section at (702) 828-4341 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

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