Pedestrian struck, killed in east Las Vegas

A pedestrian crossing the street outside of a crosswalk was struck and killed by a vehicle early Thursday morning, Las Vegas police said.

Just after 1 a.m., the 61-year-old man was crossing the street near Lake Mead and Hollywood boulevards when he was hit by a westbound 2011 Mini Cooper, police said.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. Police said the driver, Jasmin Pacheco, 27, remained at the scene. She was arrested after police conducted sobriety tests.

The identity of the man will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

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