weather icon Clear

Woman dies after falling out of vehicle and onto roadway in northwest Las Vegas

Updated April 1, 2023 - 11:18 am

A woman died Friday after falling out of the passenger side of a pickup truck that kept on driving in northwest Las Vegas.

The female passenger, a Las Vegas resident whose name and age were not released, ended up beneath a parked vehicle just south of Vegas Drive near Jones Boulevard, the Metropolitan Police Department reported.

After attempts to save her life, emergency medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene, traffic bureau detectives said.

At 7:12 p.m., police received a call about an injured female in the roadway on Saylor Way near Glen Eagles Lane. Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, the victim had opened the passenger door of a moving white 2022 Toyota Tacoma for an unknown reason.

The pickup was headed north on Saylor approaching an intersection with Glen Eagles when the passenger hit the roadway and tumbled under the parked vehicle.

The driver of the pickup stopped briefly and proceeded northbound on Saylor. Shortly afterward, two occupants of the pickup returned to the scene but left again, detectives reported.

Police are treating the incident, the 28th traffic fatality in the department’s jurisdiction this year, as a passenger alighting from a vehicle hit-and-run. The matter is under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the department’s Collision Investigation Section at 702-828-3538. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter. Contact Jeff Burbank at jburbank@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0382. Follow him @JeffBurbank2 on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.