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Man, 75, dies of injuries after being hit on Boulder Highway

Updated January 11, 2019 - 11:11 pm

A 75-year-old man died Thursday night from injuries he suffered last week after being hit by a vehicle while trying to cross a busy east Las Vegas roadway.

Luis Parra-Perez’s death was the fourth traffic fatality investigated this year by the Metropolitan Police Department. He died from blunt force injuries, and his death was ruled an accident, the Clark County coroner’s office said Friday afternoon.

Parra-Perez was attempting to cross Boulder Highway outside a marked crosswalk just northwest of U.S. Highway 95 about 5:45 p.m. Jan. 3, police said. A 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 65-year-old man was heading south in the right travel lane of Boulder Highway when Parra-Perez “entered the path of the vehicle and was struck,” police said.

He was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The involved driver stayed at the scene, and impairment is not suspected, police said.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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