The construction flagger who was struck by a vehicle early Friday morning later died, according to Henderson police.
A 49-year-old woman was directing traffic about 2 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Warm Springs Road, at Cebolla Street, near Arroyo Grande Boulevard, when she was struck by a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, police said.
Selina Gonzalez-Gascon, the 21-year-old driver of the Malibu, continued driving after she struck the flagger until she was stopped by other construction crew members, police said.
The worker was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in critical condition where she died of her injuries. She was wearing a reflective uniform and a hard hat and was carrying red, lighted hand-held wands when she was hit.
The woman’s identity will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office after her family has been notified.
The road was closed for about four hours Friday morning while officers investigated.
Gonzalez-Gascon is being held without bail at the Henderson Detention Center on charges of DUI with substantial bodily harm in a work zone and leaving the scene of a crash involving a serious injury.
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