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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in central Las Vegas

Updated March 6, 2018 - 4:04 am

Las Vegas homicide and traffic detectives are investigating a fatal crash Monday night in central Las Vegas.

Police responded just after 11 p.m. after a man was struck by a BMW as it turned from eastbound Alexander Avenue onto northbound Walker Street, near Lake Mead Boulevard and H Street, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer.

A few minutes before the crash, police were called out to the 800 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard after reports of a fight, Spencer said. Investigators determined the man who was struck by the car also was involved in the fight.

The man, who was in his 50s, was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police are waiting for the coroner to determine the man’s cause and manner of death, Spencer said. It’s unclear if injuries from the fight played a part in the man’s death.

The driver of the BMW who struck the man remained at the scene and was cooperating with police, and did not appear impaired, police said.

Contact Max Michor at 702-383-0365 or mmichor@reviewjournal.com. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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