Pedestrian Struck and Killed While Crossing Boulder Highway
December 30, 2013
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Henderson, Nev. – A woman was struck and killed by a car while she was attempting to cross Boulder Highway early Monday.
The woman was struck about 4:30 a.m. by a 1999 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 55-year old Henderson resident. The accident occurred on Boulder Highway between Galleria Drive and Sunset Road. The woman was not in a marked crosswalk and was more than 600 feet from the nearest intersection.
The pedestrian died at the scene.
The driver voluntarily submitted to blood testing but did not appear to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. A preliminary investigation also indicates that speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name after she has been positively identified and her family has been notified.
Boulder Highway was closed for about four hours while fatal accident investigators conducted the investigation.
So far this year, 253 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways, with 8 of those deaths occurring in Henderson. The woman’s death is the third traffic-related pedestrian fatality in Henderson this year.
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