Las Vegas, Nevada - On November 12, 2020, at approximately 5:25 p.m., a fatal auto versus pedestrian collision occurred on Abels Lane, north of the East Lake Mead Boulevard intersection. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate a male pedestrian was operating a motorized wheelchair northbound on Abels Lane. An unknown vehicle was traveling north on Abels Lane approaching the pedestrian. A collision occurred when the vehicle struck the pedestrian. The vehicle then fled the scene without rendering aid.
The pedestrian was transported to UMC Trauma by Emergency Medical Services where he was later pronounced deceased. The pedestrian's death marks the 87th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for 2020.
***Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the vehicle that struck the pedestrian. Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department - Collision Investigation Section at (702) 828-3595 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, visit https://www.crimestoppersofnv.com , or TEXT: "CRIMENV" + tip info to 274637 (CRIMES). Message and data rates may apply. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.