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53-year-old victim identified in fatal hit-and-run accident

Authorities have identified a 53-year-old pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run accident in Las Vegas.

Lawrence Lancaster was pronounced dead at University Medical Center about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, shortly after being struck on Sahara Avenue, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Investigators said he was walking on a sidewalk east of Tam Drive when he either fell or laid down in the street.

A westbound vehicle struck him and failed to stop. The vehicle was described as an early 2000s gray sedan.

It was the 16th traffic-related fatality this year in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction.

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