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Pedestrian struck, killed in east Las Vegas

Updated December 15, 2019 - 7:56 pm

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle that ran a red light Sunday afternoon in the east valley, Las Vegas police said.

A silver sedan hit the pedestrian at Boulder Highway and Missouri Avenue and continued south on Boulder to the East Russell Road intersection and struck a light pole just after 3:30 p.m., according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Brian Boxler.

The driver ran from the scene, and officers apprehended him south of that intersection, Boxler said. Impairment is suspected.

The pedestrian was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and died there.

Contact Alex Chhith at achhith@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0290. Follow @alexchhith on Twitter.

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