Woman arrested in Las Vegas hit-and-run that killed 60-year-old woman

Updated October 12, 2018 - 8:01 pm

A 36-year-old woman involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash was arrested Friday, Las Vegas police said.

Police on Friday located Amy McDermott and the SUV she was suspected of driving during the crash Thursday, police said Friday evening. The Las Vegas woman was arrested for leaving the scene of the crash and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, police said, crediting “assistance from the public.”

Police originally identified the driver as Amy McDermont.

McDermott was believed to be at the wheel of a black 1999 Dodge Durango that struck Fadila Popovic, 60, of Las Vegas, at about 9:25 a.m. Thursday on East St. Louis Avenue, east of South Sixth Street, police said.

Metropolitan Police Department traffic investigators have determined that Popovic was walking with her husband east on St. Louis, adjacent to the curb, when the SUV also heading east struck her from behind. The driver sped away “without ever stopping,” police said.

Popovic died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, marking the 109th traffic death investigated by Metro this year. Her husband was not hospitalized, police said.

Anyone with information may call Metro’s traffic investigation section at 702-828-4060 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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