A Las Vegas police officer struck a woman lying in the road on Decatur Boulevard this morning.
Las Vegas police officer Jacinto Rivera said the patrol officer was responding to a call about 5:30 a.m. when he was driving south on Decatur between Sahara and Pennwood avenues. The officer was watching a vehicle ahead of him pull over to the side of the road just before he struck the woman, Rivera said.
The officer made a U-turn and when he found the woman, she was dead, he said. "We don’t know why this female was laying down on the travel lane," he said.