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Henderson Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Collision Involving Pedestrian

December 21, 2018
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PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police are investigating a traffic collision that occurred last night resulting in a pedestrian succumbing to her injuries.

On December 20, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Henderson Police responded to a pedestrian versus vehicle collision on Wigwam Parkway west of Green Valley Parkway. Preliminary investigation indicated that at a 75-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the street outside of a crosswalk and not at an intersection. The pedestrian was walking southbound across the travel lanes of Wigwam Parkway, west of Green Valley Parkway. 

The pedestrian was struck by a 44-year-old driver of a 2012 Acura MDX travelling eastbound on Wigwam Parkway in the right travel lane. In front of the Acura and also travelling eastbound on Wigwam Parkway in the left travel lane was a white Ford F-150. The pedestrian initially walked in the path of the Ford, but the driver was able to stop. The pedestrian continued walking into the travel lane of the Acura. The driver of the Acura was unable to stop and struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle was not injured and remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Preliminary investigation indicates that speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.

Wigwam Parkway from Green Valley Parkway to Antler Point Drive was closed for about five hours while fatal crash investigators conducted their investigation.

The name of the deceased pedestrian will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after next of kin notifications.

The crash is being investigated as the 12th traffic related fatality this year.
 
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website.

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