A hit-and-run driver was arrested Tuesday after allegedly hitting a woman and her dog in northwest Las Vegas, leaving the woman in critical condition and the pet dead.
At around 12:45 a.m., 40-year-old Angel Garza was walking with her dog while pushing a shopping cart on East Gowan Road west of North Nellis Boulevard. Las Vegas police said Garza was in the middle of the roadway when a 2002 Infiniti I30 driven by 19-year-old Jabarie Norris struck Garza and the pet, police said. She remained in critical condition at University Medical Center late Tuesday morning.
Police said that after the crash, Norris briefly stopped but then sped away. According to police, two boys, ages 15 and 16, and an 18-year-old man were in the car with Norris.
He and the vehicle were found “a short time later,” police said, and he was arrested for failing to stop at the scene of a crash, jail records show. He is not suspected of impairment, police said.
The crash was still under investigation Tuesday by the Metropolitan Police Department.