Pedestrian struck, killed in early morning hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS -- A 50-year-old man is dead after being struck by a car, that then took off, while crossing the street early Friday morning in northeast Las Vegas.

According to police, the incident happened just before 1:30 a.m. at Meikle Lane and Ringe Road, which is near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards. A van, headed eastbound on Meikle, hit the man and continued to drive, witnesses told police.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to UMC where he was pronounced dead. 

Police said they are looking for a white cargo-type van with damage to the front right-side. The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro police at 702-828-4341. You can also call CrimeStoppers and remain anonymous at 702-385-5555 or leave a tip online.


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