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Man, 72, killed after struck by vehicle

A 72-year-old man was killed Tuesday night after he was struck by a vehicle downtown.

The man, who was not identified, was crossing Charleston Boulevard near Shadow Lane about 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2005 Hyundai Sante Fe driven by Laura M. Nelson, 65.

The man was not in a marked crosswalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Las Vegas police said drugs and alcohol were not factors in the accident.

The county coroner’s office will release the identity of the man after his family is notified.

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