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February 1, 2015

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Pedestrian killed in DUI-related collision

A 49-year-old Las Vegas man died Friday morning after being struck by a car while walking, Metro Police said.

At about 6:24 a.m., the pedestrian was walking northbound in the right travel lane of Mcleod Drive south of Flamingo Road. Police said a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by Jeffrey Rutenbach, 46, of Las Vegas, was northbound on Mcleod in the right of two travel lanes and struck the pedestrian from behind.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. Police aren’t identifying the victim pending notification of family.

According to Metro Police, the driver was not injured and was arrested for felony DUI with death. The collision remains under investigation.

This is the 112th fatal traffic accident this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.

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