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Woman dies days after being struck by car in central Las Vegas

Updated June 30, 2022 - 3:52 pm

A 79-year-old woman injured when she was struck by a car on a central Las Vegas sidewalk Saturday has died, the Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday.

The crash was reported about 9 a.m. on Charleston Boulevard near Decatur Boulevard, police said. The pedestrian was walking near a private drive when a Kia Amanti that was pulling out hit her, police said.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the Las Vegas woman as Helen Yiatras.

The Kia’s motorist, a 24-year-old Oklahoma woman, “failed to yield the right of way,” police said, adding that she remained at the scene and was not impaired. It was not immediately clear if she was cited.

Police said the pedestrian was taken to University Medical Center. She died Monday, the coroner’s office said.

Contact Ricardo Torres-Cortez at rtorres@reviewjournal.com. Follow @rickytwrites on Twitter.

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