LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A fatal crash in Nye County early Friday became southern Nevada’s 54th pedestrian fatality of 2017, a record number for the state with six weeks in the year remaining.
Investigators said an unknown car was traveling sout bound on SR 160 in the right lane just south of mile marker 8 in Nye County around 1:30 a.m. Friday when the crash occurred, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command. An unidentified 52 year old man was illegally in the roadway ahead of the car was hit and pronounced dead at the scene. The car that hit the pedestrian fled the scene.
Nevada Highway Patrol investigators traced car parts located at the crash scene as belonging to 2010-2013 Cheverolet Camaro. The Camaro will have moderate left front end damage and may have been traveling to Las Vegas.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Trooper Albano at 702-432-5293, 702-486-4100 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
The death marks the Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command’s 52nd fatal crash resulting in 54 fatalities for 2017.
Clark County has also already broken a previous high for pedestrian fatalities in a year as well, posting 62 deaths through Nov. 16 in 2017.