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86-year-old victim in car-pedestrian fatality was a WSOP dealer

Updated Friday, June 21, 2013 | 1:20 p.m.

A World Series of Poker dealer was hit and killed by a car Thursday night in the Spring Valley area.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the accident victim as 86-year-old Richard Turnbull, a Reno resident. The cause and manner of death have not been determined.

A preliminary investigation indicates Turnbull was crossing Rainbow Boulevard from the east to west side when a 1996 Honda Civic traveling south struck him, Metro Police said. He was not in a marked crosswalk.

Turnbull was transported to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The 30-year-old male driver of the Civic was not injured.

Meanwhile, tributes have started appearing on social media for Turnbull, including this tweet from @WSOP2013Dealers: “It’s a sad day for poker. RIP Richard Turnbull. You will be missed by your fellow dealers and the poker community.”

The accident was the 46th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas this year.

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  1. Would it be possible for the Sun to change it's reporting on incidents such as this? Not all crosswalks are actually marked with lines. These are still "crosswalks" which pedestrians are legally entitled to use to cross the roadway.

    Per NRS 484A.065 "Crosswalk" means:

    1. That part of a highway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traveled portions of highways; or

    2. Any portion of a highway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.

  2. Not in a crosswalk, huh? At night, huh?
    "...manner of death not determined?

    Cheese-and-rice! Even I can figure that one out.