November 15, 2021 - 6:57 am
Updated November 15, 2021 - 8:31 am
A 43-year-old man was critically injured when he was struck by a minivan in central Las Vegas early Monday.
Las Vegas police Lt. Justin Byers said the individual was hit near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane at 1:43 a.m.
“The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition,” Byers wrote in a text. “Fatal detectives have been requested and will assume the investigation.”
A press release from Las Vegas police later said the pedestrian was walking in a crosswalk, but against a crossing signal, when he was struck by a 2017 Toyota Sienna driven by a 46-year-old Las Vegas man. The driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment.
The intersection was closed for several hours as police investigated.