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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash identified

Updated Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 | 12:13 p.m.

Fatal collision

A woman who was struck and killed on a sidewalk in the eastern Las Vegas Valley this morning has been identified as 60-year-old Mildred Blue of Las Vegas.

The Clark County Coroner's Office said the cause and manner of Blue's death is pending.

Metro Police arrived at 3:07 a.m. to the crash on East Tropicana Avenue, west of South Morris Street and Nellis Boulevard. Investigators said the woman was on a north sidewalk when an unknown vehicle went over the curb and traveled onto the sidewalk, striking the pedestrian.

The vehicle then continued westbound and failed to stop, police said.

Metro Detective Sean Lethbridge said police investigators only found tire marks and small bits of glass at the scene.

"She had (Citizens Area Transit) bus passes on her," Lethbridge said, which police believe may mean she was on her way to or from work.

The woman was taken to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center trauma unit, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators said they have no information about the vehicle. This is the 57th traffic-related fatality this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or Metro Police Accident Investigation detectives at (702) 828-3786.

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