Las Vegas police arrest driver who allegedly killed pedestrian and fled
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 5 P.M. UPDATE: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced Joanna Meza, 19, of North Las Vegas has been arrested in Saturday’s fatal hit-and-run.
Meza was drove the silver 2000 Toyota Avalon that struck and killed a 24-year-old North Las Vegas woman, Las Vegas Metro said. Her name is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
ORIGINAL STORY: Las Vegas police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run collision that killed a female pedestrian early Saturday on the northeast side of town.
Police say a 24-year-old North Las Vegas woman was struck and killed by a silver or light gray four-door sedan at about 4:25 a.m.
Investigators gathered statements from witnesses and surveillance video after responding to a call about the collision on East Lake Boulevard near the intersection with Mt. Hood Street.
A preliminary investigation indicates the eastbound car fled the scene with damage to the front end and windshield after striking the woman, police said.
Emergency medical personnel initiated life-saving measures but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name hasn’t been released.
Anyone with information is urged to call Las Vegas police at 702-828-3060 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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