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82-year-old woman hit by truck, dies in southeast valley

Updated February 22, 2024 - 10:04 am

An 82-year-old woman was killed in the southeast valley when she was struck by a truck Wednesday night.

The woman was crossing East Tropicana Avenue near Calle Del Mar, east of Stephanie Street, outside of a designated crosswalk about 7:10 p.m., said Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Josh Houchen.

The Clark County coroner’s office Thursday identified the woman as Las Vegas resident Leonida Jones.

The driver of the truck stayed at the scene, and impairment is not suspected. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her death marks the 29th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2024.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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