One of the most recent crashes involving a pedestrian death was on Friday night when a 72-year-old woman was hit and killed.
Elsa Maria Aguila-Salgado had just gotten off a bus near Nellis and Charleston boulevards and was crossing the street when she was struck. The driver took off, and hasn't been caught.
The woman, who was not in a crosswalk, was killed near the senior apartment complex where she lived.
Her neighbors say they are sadden by her death, but not surprised that a pedestrian was run over.
Faint markings could still be seen on the street Monday morning. It was a grim reminder for Janet Westbrooks of where her neighbor was hit and killed while crossing Nellis Boulevard.
"Everybody was just really heartbroken," Westbrooks said.
She says Aguila-Salgado lives on the same floor as her at the Acapella Senior Living Apartments. Apparently Aguila-Salgado had only moved in a few months earlier.
"I saw her with some friends, they would sit out and have coffee and stuff in the morning," Westbrooks said.
In Clark County, 171 people have died on Las Vegas valley roads, including 43 pedestrians. That's an 11 percent increase compared to last year.
The latest numbers available do not include the death of a 16-year-old teenage girl run over in North Las Vegas last week and the death of Aguila-Salgado on Friday.
Both victims were left for dead after the drivers took off.
"Leaving someone to die on the street is the lowest of the low for a human being," said Erin Breen who is with the Vulnerable Road Users Project at UNLV.
Not only is it inhumane, Breen says the consequences are more strict.
A new law increased the penalties for leaving the scene of a crash.
"It raises the fine to be the equivalent with that of a DUI," Breen said.
In the past, the charges were less if the police did not catch up with the driver and prove they were impaired at the time of the crash.
If the driver who hit and killed Aguila-Salgado would have stayed on scene, criminal charges would be unlikely for one reason.
"Because she was crossing the street illegally," Breen said.
Meanwhile, the victim's neighbors are shaken up by her death.
"That just scared us even more because it was just too close this time," Westbrooks said.
Police are still looking for the driver responsible.
The vehicle involved is described as an early 2000's white Ford Explorer. Police believe it has significant front end damage.
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