Sunday, May 12, 2013 | 10:45 a.m.
Hit and run
Metro Police have found the car in an overnight hit-and-run pedestrian fatality accident. Now they're asking for the public's help in finding the driver who left the scene of the accident that killed a 50-year-old Las Vegas man late Saturday night.
Police have not yet identified the victim, who died early this morning at UMC Trauma.
The accident occurred about 10:59 p.m. Saturday on Jones Boulevard at Saddle Avenue, police said.
Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate that the car, a 2004 silver Nissan Xterra, was traveling south on Jones Boulevard approaching the intersection with Saddle Avenue as the pedestrian crossed Jones, walking east from the west curb.
As the pedestrian entered the middle southbound lane on Jones, the left front of the car struck him, throwing him forward to the inside south travel lane of Jones, police said.
The pedestrian was taken by ambulance from the scene to UMC Trauma and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel about an hour and a half later, officers said.
The driver of the Nissan left the scene without stopping, police said. The Nissan was recovered a short time after the accident south of the intersection of Jones and Flamingo Road, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call Metro's Accident Investigation Section at 702-828-3786. To remain anonymous, those with information may call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment might result in a cash reward.
The accident was the 42nd fatality accident in the Las Vegas area this year.