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Pedestrian killed crossing North McCarran Boulevard


Shortly after 9 pm on October 12, 2014, Reno Police officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of North McCarran and Socrates Drive in north Reno. The responding officers located a male pedestrian lying in the westbound side of the roadway suffering from serious injuries. The 28-year-old Reno resident was transported to RENOWN medical center where he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Reno Police Department Traffic Accident Investigators responded to the crash to process the scene and speak with witnesses. Several witnesses on scene stated that the pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk and appeared to be looking at a cell phone when the traffic light turned green for vehicles traveling on N McCarran. A passenger car driving northbound on McCarran did not see the pedestrian due to darkness, and struck the pedestrian with her vehicle.

Speed, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in this case, and the driver of the passenger car is cooperating with the investigation. The case is still under investigation but it appears at this time that the pedestrian was at fault for the accident and it is unlikely charges will be sought against the driver.

The identity of the male victim is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The Reno Police Department wants to remind pedestrians and drivers to be extra careful at night when crossing roads and approaching pedestrian crosswalks. Pedestrians need to remember to look left, and right and left again before crossing roadways, and wear light colored or reflective clothing when walking at night. Drivers of motor vehicles need to slow down when approaching pedestrian crosswalks and be prepared for potential distracted pedestrians.

Anyone who witnessed this accident or who has more information is asked to contact the Reno Police Department Traffic Division Detectives at (775) 657-4759 or Secret Witness at Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW

RPD Case # 14- 19619.


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