The woman killed in an accident near Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue on Sunday has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as 52-year-old Brenda Kay Smiley.
According to witness reports, Smiley and a second victim, 39-year-old Eduardo Planton-Sanchez, were struck by a 2006 Nissan Titan while walking on a sidewalk along Valley View Boulevard about 5 p.m.
Police said Jason Manuma, 33, was driving the Titan eastbound on Sahara when he made a sudden right turn and drove into oncoming traffic. He continued onto the sidewalk, where he hit Smiley and Planton-Sanchez.
The two victims were taken to University Medical Center, where Smiley was pronounced dead. Planton-Sanchez suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.
According to police, Manuma fled but was caught by officers about two miles from the accident. Manuma failed a field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing a death and leaving the scene of an accident.
It was the 22nd fatal traffic collision in Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction in 2013.