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2 injured, 1 critically, in far northeast valley crash; driver sought

Updated February 18, 2021 - 7:42 am

Two females pedestrians were injured, one critically, and a driver fled the scene of a far northeast Las Vegas crash early Thursday.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are seeking the public’s help in finding the SUV and its driver. It is a light-colored SUV, possibly a Lincoln Navigator.

Troopers were still trying to sort out what happened, but preliminary details are that about 3:45 a.m. two vehicles, a light-colored SUV and a Ford F-150, were stopped on eastbound Lake Mead near a turnout to a popular hiking trail at the Lake Mead National Recreation area.

Trooper Travis Smaka said it appears that one vehicle was on the shoulder and possibly one in a travel lane on the two-lane road.

A Hyundai headed eastbound on Lake Mead struck the vehicles and two women who were outside the F-150. An adult woman was critically injured and was transported to a hospital. The juvenile female suffered minor injuries.

The Nevada Highway Patrol closed East Lake Mead Boulevard roughly a mile east of Los Feliz Street. It was still closed until 8:40 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Glenn Puit at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Glenn@RJ on Twitter.

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