The Las Vegas police are still investigating an accident involving a pedestrian who was hit hit by a tractor trailer. The accident took place late Monday night near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The incident happened at about 10 pm near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard.
A woman was trying to cross Las Vegas Boulevard just North of Hollywood Boulevard when she was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle that hit her was a 2019 Peterbilt tractor trailer. The police confirmed that the woman was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.
The woman’s body was then thrown to the Southbound lanes where she was struck by a second vehicle. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was Dezaree Chanice Noreen Brown. She was from Las Vegas.
Both the driver of the tractor trailer and other witnesses confirmed that the victim stepped directly into the path of the tractor trailer. There was no indication by the police that the woman was intentionally jumping in front of the 18-wheeler or not.
The driver of the tractor trailer remained at the scene and cooperated fully with the police. He was not hurt in the accident. He was not issued any sort of citation and has not been charged.
For some reason, the second vehicle that struck Brown took off and did not remain at the scene. The police are still looking for this second driver. There was no indication that the second driver had engaged in wrong-doing. However, it is against the law to flee the scene of any accident, especially where someone is injured or killed.
The investigation is ongoing and further details may be released.
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