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Henderson Police Investigating Fatal Traffic Collision Involving Pedestrian

January 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred at the intersection of northbound Boulder Highway and Equestrian Drive that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

On January 12, 2020 at approximately 3:10 p.m., Henderson Police and Fire responded to calls of a traffic collision involving a white Subaru Outback SUV and a 71-year-old female pedestrian. Initial information obtained at the scene indicated the driver of the Subaru was traveling northbound on Boulder Highway approaching Equestrian Drive and did not see the pedestrian. The pedestrian was crossing the northbound lanes of Boulder Highway in a marked crosswalk, but against the signal when she was struck.

The pedestrian was transported to Sunrise hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Subaru Outback remained at the scene, was cooperative with the investigation and showed no signs of impairment.

Northbound Boulder Highway and Equestrian were closed for approximately three and half hours while fatal accident investigators conducted their investigation.

The name of the pedestrian killed in the collision will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after next of kin notifications.

The crash is being investigated as the first accident-related fatality for 2020.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Please contact Officer Katrina Rothmeyer, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509

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