LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Two people are dead following a hit-and-run in the central Las Vegas valley on Friday night.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a multiple-vehicle collision occurred on Vegas Drive at Pyramid Drive around 10:11 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found that a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria and an unknown dark sedan were traveling together east on Vegas Drive at a high rate of speed, approaching the intersection with Pyramid Drive. At the same time, a 2005 Nissan Frontier was turning left from Pyramid Drive onto westbound Vegas Drive.

Police say the first crash occurred when the Nissan crossed the path of the Ford and made contact with the right side. The Ford was then redirected into a city light pole, while the Nissan came to rest in the westbound lanes of Vegas Drive.

The unknown dark sedan failed to stop and continued east on Vegas Drive.

Additionally, debris from the crash struck two parked and unoccupied vehicles, identified as a 2018 Hyundai Elantra and a 2006 Toyota Tundra.

Arriving medical personnel pronounced both the driver – who was identified as a 16-year-old male – and passenger of the Ford dead at the scene.

Police said the driver of the Nissan remained at the collision scene and showed no signs of impairment. At this time, police believe speed to be a factor, and that this crash was largely preventable.

“The Ford’s occupants’ deaths mark the 32nd and 33rd traffic-related fatalities in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2024, and the collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section,” police noted in a release.

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 or use the mobile app “P3.” Message & Data rates may apply. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest, or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.


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