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April 19, 2015

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Pedestrian killed in suspected DUI crash on Strip identified

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Aleesha C. Daly

A pedestrian who died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver shortly after midnight Thursday was identified today as Russell Barnet Fix III.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Fix, 58, of Las Vegas, died of blunt force injuries of the head, chest and lower extremities. The death was ruled accidental in nature.

Metro Police responded at 12:03 a.m. to Las Vegas Boulevard and Four Seasons Drive, where authorities say a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck had been northbound in the right lane. A witness told police Fix was walking in a designated crosswalk from the east curb to the west curb, but left the crosswalk at its midpoint to walk northeast toward a bus stop.

Fix was in the right travel lane and jaywalking when he was struck by the pickup truck, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the driver of the Ford, Aleesha C. Daly, 28, of Las Vegas, failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in connection with DUI. Bail was set at $50,000.

This was the 26th traffic-related fatality this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.

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