Published Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 | 4:51 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 | 10:06 p.m.
A 69-year-old woman pedestrian was struck by a UPS truck Tuesday and pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital, Metro Police said.
Police responded at 3:13 p.m. to the incident in the 2500 block of Swan Ridge Avenue, a residential area near Wigwam Parkway and Eastern Avenue, officials said.
The UPS truck driver, David McCallum, 41, of Las Vegas, was delivering a package in the neighborhood, said Metro Sgt. Richard Strader, who was investigating at the scene.
Once back inside the truck, the driver began rolling forward when he heard the truck make contact, Strader said.
The Henderson woman who was hit by the truck lived in the neighborhood, police said.
Witness told police the woman was crossing Swan Ridge Avenue when the UPS truck traveling westbound hit her, police said.
The woman was transported to Sunrise Hospital Trauma where medical officials pronounced her dead, police said. The woman’s identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after her family has been notified.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, Strader said. The investigation is still ongoing.
This is the 60th fatal car accident this year, 19 of them involved pedestrians.