The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run that left a man in critical condition early Sunday morning.
About 4:20 a.m., a broken-down Chevy pickup truck was stopped in the right travel lane on Interstate 15 southbound at Flamingo Road. Witnesses say as the disabled vehicle’s driver was leaning out his truck’s window, possibly to pop the hood, a Toyota rear-ended him, ejecting him from his car.
Traffic behind the crash slowed to a stop, but the driver of a black Chevy Suburban drove around traffic and ran over the man as he was on the road, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Buratczuk said.
The Chevy Suburban continued southbound on I-15, and the driver is still unknown.
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The driver of the Toyota who initially hit the pickup truck remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment, Buratczuk said.
The man who was run over by the car was taken to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The highway patrol’s fatal team is investigating the crash.
The highway patrol is asking anyone who saw the crash or who might have information on the Chevy Suburban’s driver to call 702-432-5113 or CrimeStoppers at 702-385-5555.
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