One person hurt in hit-and-run crash

LAS VEGAS -- A pedestrian suffered critical injuries Thursday night after a vehicle struck him.

According to Metro Police, the crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. at Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard. Police say the 53-year-old man was crossing Lamb outside a crosswalk when a Chevrolet pick-up truck struck him.

The truck left the scene after the accident. Nevada Highway Patrol found the vehicle on U.S. 95 a short time after the crash. Police arrested the driver, 37-year-old Jose Avila, for driving under the influence and felony hit and run.

The pedestrian was taken to University Medical Center.

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