DUI suspected in fatal west Las Vegas crash

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on July 27, 2017. (Gai Phanalasy/FOX5) A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on July 27, 2017. (Gai Phanalasy/FOX5) A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on July 27, 2017.( Gai Phanalasy/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-.

A lady has died and a chauffeur is under arrest after a serious auto-pedestrian crash in west Las Vegas Thursday night. Cops reacted to the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Scholl Drive, near Torrey Pines, just after 10 p.m. with reports of a traffic mishap.

Officers said the crash took place when a Ford pickup hit a 46-year-old female pedestrian crossing Charleston at that crossway beyond a crosswalk.

The woman was noticable dead at the scene, inning accordance with City, with the pickup motorist fleeing the scene of the crash.

Cops said the 39-year-old motorist did return to the crash but he was jailed for hit-and-run as well as suspicion of owning under the influence. This was the 81st traffic related fatality investigated by Metro in 2017.

Roadway closures were in place when police were at the scene of the crash and authorities stated the event stays under examination.

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