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Coroner IDs pedestrian struck, killed Thursday night

A 71-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a car Thursday night has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Maria Herrera of Las Vegas was struck just before 8 p.m. while crossing Lake Mead Boulevard, east of Linn Lane, outside of a marked crosswalk, according to Las Vegas police.

A 2006 Hyundai Sonata was traveling east on Lake Mead and hit Herrera in the eastbound lanes, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

This was Metro’s 71st traffic-related fatality for the year 2015.

The crash remains under investigation by Metro.

Contact Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @CassandraTaloma.

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