January 24, 2023 - 11:53 pm
Updated January 25, 2023 - 10:40 am
A Metropolitan Police Department corrections officer driving in west Las Vegas fatally struck a pedestrian while the officer was on duty Tuesday night, authorities said.
Michael Florio, 37, was behind the wheel of a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado at 8:40 p.m. near North Martin Luther King Boulevard and Balzar Avenue when he struck a man trying to cross the street, according to a statement from Metro.
The 35-year-old unidentified pedestrian was not walking in a crosswalk when he was struck, police said. He was taken to University Medical Center where he died.
Nevada State Police were investigating the crash because it involved a Metro officer.
Florio has been with Metro since 2020 and previously worked as a corrections officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections, according to Transparent Nevada.
The crash did not impact his employment status, Metro said Wednesday.
It was the second fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Tuesday. Around 6:45 p.m., a pedestrian was fatally struck in northeast Las Vegas.