Las Vegas, Nevada - On February 21, at approximately 8:01 PM, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Rainbow Boulevard at Spring Valley Parkway North. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that a pedestrian was crossing Rainbow in a westerly direction, outside of a marked crosswalk, and against the pedestrian signal.
The pedestrian was wearing all black clothing and was pushing a shopping cart. A 2013 Chrysler 200 was traveling southbound and approached the intersection on a green light. The pedestrian crossed the path of the Chrysler, resulting in the collision. The front of the Chrysler struck the pedestrian. Medical personnel transported the pedestrian to UMC Trauma, where she succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the Chrysler remained on the scene and showed no signs of impairment.
This collision marks the 16th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for 2021. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.