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Las Vegas police seek driver in northeast valley hit and run

Las Vegas police were looking for a white Ford Explorer in connection with a hit and run accident that left a pedestrian in critical condition Wednesday night, police said.

Barbara Schmidt, a watch commander for Metro, said the hit and run occurred about 8 p.m. in the northeast valley near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard North and North Walnut Road.

A 35-year-old man was crossing Las Vegas Boulevard outside of a crosswalk when the driver of a northbound sport utility vehicle struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene, according to Las Vegas police. The pedestrian was taken to at University Medical Center.

The SUV, described as a white 2006 or 2007 Ford Explorer, would have sustained moderate damage to the right front-end and possibly to the undercarriage.

Anyone with information about the collision is urged to call Metro’s accident investigation section at 702-828-3317, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest through Crime Stoppers may result in cash reward.

Kimber Laux contributed to this report. Contact Tom Ragan at tragan@reviewjournal.com or 702-224-5512. Find him on Twitter: @TomRagan2.

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