Pedestrian crossing Spring Mountain Road fatally hit by semitrailer

A 17-year-old pedestrian was killed after being run over by a semitrailer on Monday evening.

According to Las Vegas police, the semitrailer was turning onto westbound Spring Mountain Road from southbound Wynn Road as the pedestrian was crossing Spring Mountain Road from north to south in a marked crosswalk at about 5 p.m.

The pedestrian was run over by the rear tires of the trailer as it turned. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

The 36-year-old driver of the semitrailer remained at the scene and was not arrested.

The accident shut down Spring Mountain Road in both directions until about 9:30 p.m.

This was the 34th traffic related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by LVMPD.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0264.

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