Man Run Over in Sparks While in Crosswalk

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SPARKS, NV - Sparks police are looking for the person behind the wheel of a silver Volkswagen Jetta who hit a pedestrian.

Investigators were initially called at 8:42 Friday evening to Prater Way at Interstate 80.

Police say the victim, 34-year-old Brant Polke, stumbled into the roadway at the intersection's crosswalk. Polke fell onto the asphalt in an adjoining lane. Eastbound drivers did come to a stop for Polke, but another vehicle approached and ran over him without slowing or stopping.

Police say witnesses describe the vehicle as a newer model silver or grey four-door Volkswagen Jetta.

Officers suspect Polke had been drinking. Polke was transported to Renown Medical Center to be treated for what police say are non-life-threatening injuries.

Sparks police ask anyone with information to call 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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