Teen Died in Auto-Pedestrian Hit-And-Run in East Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV (April 27, 2020)– Monday evening, a 34-year-old Crystal Helmwas arrested after a hit-and-run accident, which killed a 15-year old boy in East Tropicana Avenue.
Authorities responded after receiving crash reports at around 8:30 p.m. on April 27, occurring in East Tropicana Avenue.
According to reports, the teen was crossing East Tropicana Avenue in a marked crosswalk at South Morris Street when an approaching vehicle struck him.
However, the driver immediately fled the scene and did not try to help the victim, nor call 911. Responding EMS personnel rushed the victim to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center but he later died while undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, the witness confirmed a red sport utility vehicle involved. Upon further investigation, the search team located a 2002 Acura MDX later in the evening. There, the suspect surrendered herself peacefully.
At this time, Helm is booked at the Clark County Detention Center. The Police continue the investigation.
The death marks the 32nd traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas police jurisdiction in 2020.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased.
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