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Las Vegas man taking photos from street killed by hit-and-run driver

Updated July 21, 2021 - 3:53 pm

A 72-year-old man who stepped into a Las Vegas roadway to take photos of some businesses Sunday morning was fatally injured by a hit-and-run driver.

Las Vegas police said in a press release that the man, later identified as Heyin Fang, walked into the eastbound lanes of Spring Mountain Road, near Wynn Road, at 6:31 a.m. to take the photos.

Police said a silver 2005 Toyota Highlander headed east on Spring Mountain then struck the man. The Clark County coroner’s office said that Fang died later that day at University Medical Center.

The driver of the Toyota fled the scene, police said.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the Toyota. Anyone with information may call police at 702-828-4060. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter. Review-Journal reporter Sabrina Schnur contributed to this report.

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