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August 25, 2019

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Pedestrian killed by ambulance while crossing street

An ambulance hit and killed a man crossing Lake Mead Boulevard Sunday night in North Las Vegas, North Las Vegas Police said.

The crash happened at 8 p.m. when the pedestrian stepped into the path of the ambulance, which was traveling east on Lake Mead Boulevard, police said.

The pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk, was transported to University Medical Center, where he later died, police said.

The ambulance’s 26-year-old driver consented to a blood test, which is standard procedure, but authorities don’t believe the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Neither the ambulance driver nor a 22-year-old passenger were injured in the accident, police said. The Clark County coroner’s office will release the name of the pedestrian, pending notification of his family.

The accident was the first pedestrian death and third traffic-related fatality in North Las Vegas this year, police said.

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