Pedestrian passes away after being struck by car on Las Vegas walkway

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” 0″ src =”″ width=” 180 “/ >( Roger Bryner/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5) -. Las Vegas Metropolitan Authorities said a pedestrian was eliminated in a car crash in the west valley on Saturday.

Officers reacted at about 5:50 p.m. to Sahara Avenue and Tenaya Method. Officers identified the motorist as 30-year-old Mathew Beard. According to cops, Beard was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon and heading west on Sahara when he unexpectedly changed directions for unidentified factors.

Beard drove across the travel lanes on Sahara Avenue “in a northwest direction” and he struck a pedestrian who had been strolling on the pathway, City stated. Beard continued heading northwest, striking a palm tree and then an unregistered, empty Dodge Ram truck near Spending Plan Automobile Rental on 7150 West Sahara Avenue.

The pedestrian was noticable dead at the scene and Beard was taken to University Medical Center Trauma with lethal injuries, Metro said.

According to police, particles and car fluids from the crash hit a total of 9 other automobiles. It was unknown if disability was a factor.

Roadways in the area were closed while authorities examined.

This was the 85th traffic-related death that full under City’s jurisdiction in 2018.

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