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86-year-old victim in car-pedestrian fatality was a WSOP dealer

Updated Friday, June 21, 2013 | 1:20 p.m.

A World Series of Poker dealer was hit and killed by a car Thursday night in the Spring Valley area.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the accident victim as 86-year-old Richard Turnbull, a Reno resident. The cause and manner of death have not been determined.

A preliminary investigation indicates Turnbull was crossing Rainbow Boulevard from the east to west side when a 1996 Honda Civic traveling south struck him, Metro Police said. He was not in a marked crosswalk.

Turnbull was transported to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The 30-year-old male driver of the Civic was not injured.

Meanwhile, tributes have started appearing on social media for Turnbull, including this tweet from @WSOP2013Dealers: “It’s a sad day for poker. RIP Richard Turnbull. You will be missed by your fellow dealers and the poker community.”

The accident was the 46th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas this year.

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