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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Seven Hills Community

November 05, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510

Henderson, Nev. – A 70-year-old woman was struck and killed by a truck Monday evening while she was attempting to cross a street in a gated community.

The woman was struck about 5:30 p.m. Monday by a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Alejandro Gutierrez, 34, as she was attempting to cross Via Sarafina Drive at Palatine Terrace Avenue, near Seven Hills Drive. The woman was crossing at an intersection that had no crosswalk markings.

The woman was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Gutierrez voluntarily submitted to blood testing but he did not appear to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. A preliminary investigation also indicates that speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name after she has been positively identified and her family has been notified.

In 2012, 259 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways. So far this year, 213 people have died in traffic-related fatalities with 153 of those deaths occurring in Clark County. There have been seven traffic-related fatalities in Henderson this year.

Of the fatalities this year there have been 45 traffic-related pedestrian deaths in the state with 37 of those pedestrian deaths occurring in Clark County. The woman’s death was the second traffic-related pedestrian fatality in Henderson this year.

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