Coroner IDs man who was struck, killed by car near Gold Coast

Authorities have identified the man who was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday while using a walker near the Gold Coast.

The Clark County coroner identified the man as 60-year-old Las Vegan Thomas Joseph Salmela.

Salmela was using a crosswalk at the intersection of West Flamingo Road and Hugh Hefner Drive when he was struck by a 2017 Honda Accord and thrown to the ground, the Metropolitan Police Department said. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.

Police said the intersection is painted and has signals, since pedestrians are expected to cross there.

Contact Lawren Linehan at or 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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