Suspected jaywalker injured crossing McCarran in Sparks

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO)-- A pedestrian sustained minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing McCarran Boulevard under Interstate 80 in Sparks Wednesday night, the Nevada Highway Patrol reports.

This is the scene of a pedestrian accident in Sparks on McCarran Boulevard under Interstate 80. Photo by Andrew Fox/KOLO.

The pedestrian was transported by ambulance for treatment. The accident happened about 9:30 p.m. December 6, 2017.

The crash was just blocks from where 58-year-old Leeroy Jay Lutz of Reno died December 1 when he crossed McCarran Boulevard just south of East Prater Way.

Impairment by the driver is not suspected, the NHP says. It appears the pedestrian was jaywalking in low light. The investigation is continuing.

Pedestrians in Sparks have also been hit on Pyramid Way at E Street and on Vista Boulevard and Disc Drive. All have been since Dec. 1.