July 14, 2017 - 1:56 am
Updated July 14, 2017 - 7:32 am
A 69-year-old woman was killed trying to cross a northwest Las Vegas street early Friday morning.
She was not in a crosswalk when she was hit by a red Ford Mustang about 12:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Durango Drive, just north of Deer Springs Way, Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Paul McCullough said.
The Mustang was heading south on Durango and the pedestrian was crossing Durangowith her walker. The driver, a 23-year-old woman, immediately pulled over after hitting the woman and tried to help her, police said.
The pedestrian died at University Medical Center.
McCullough said the driver was “understandably having a difficult time.” She was fully cooperative with police and was not suspected of impairment.
“She wasn’t anticipating seeing somebody in the middle of her lane,” McCullough said.
The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the pedestrian once next of kin is notified.
This is the 78th traffic fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year. McCullough said there were 60 fatalities at this point last year.
Contact Mike Shoro at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Reporter Dana Rutkin contributed to this article.