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January 23, 2018

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Driver in fatal hit-and-run Saturday surrenders

Elizabeth Meza

Elizabeth Meza

The driver in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 50-year-old pedestrian late Saturday in Spring Valley turned herself into authorities, Metro Police announced Monday.

Elizabeth Meza, 33, Las Vegas, surrendered to police about 7:45 p.m. Sunday, a day after the fatal accident on Jones Boulevard near the intersection of Saddle Avenue.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicated a 2004 silver Nissan Xterra was traveling south on Jones Boulevard as the pedestrian crossed Jones, walking east from the west curb.

As the pedestrian entered the middle southbound lane on Jones, the left front of the car struck him, throwing him forward to the inside south travel lane of Jones, police said.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance from the scene to UMC Trauma and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel about an hour and a half later, officers said. The Clark County Coroner’s Office, as of Monday afternoon, had not yet released the deceased man’s identity.

Meza was arrested on a felony count of duty to stop at the scene of an accident and a misdemeanor count of failure to yield/exercise due care to pedestrian. She was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, where she remains on $21,000 bond. Meza is due in court at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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