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1 killed in suspected hit-and-run in northwest Las Vegas

Updated November 23, 2022 - 10:24 am

A man was found dead Wednesday morning after a suspected hit-and-run crash in northwest Las Vegas.

Officers found the 23-year-old man’s body around 3:30 a.m. near West Lake Mead Boulevard between Hallston Street and Anasazi Drive, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon.

Detectives said the man was in the bike lane when he was struck by a vehicle that drove off.

Police said Ethan Chavez, 20, of Las Vegas, was the driver of a 2016 Ford Fusion that struck the pedestrian.

According to jail records, Chavez was booked on a charge of failing to stop at the scene of crash with injury or death. Chavez is being held without bail.

Anyone with information may call Metro at 702-828-3317.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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