72-Year-Old Driver Arrested after Deadly Hit-and-Run Collision near Morris Street

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 15, 2022) – Late Thursday morning, David Phillips was arrested after fatally striking a pedestrian on Tropicana Avenue.

Police responded to the scene around 11:11 a.m., near Morris Street on August 11th.

According to reports, Phillips was driving an eastbound Hyundai Sonata when he struck a woman who was walking outside of a marked crosswalk on the highway. Upon impact, Phillips fled the scene.

Meanwhile, medics transported the severely injured pedestrian to Sunrise Hospital where she later died.

An RTV bus driver offered the suspect’s vehicle and license plate information to police, leading to his arrest. As a result, 72-year-old David Phillips was taken into custody with charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene.

Surveillance video from the store shows the involved Hyundai arriving at an Albertson’s parking lot shortly after the incident.

The team at Sweet James would like to take this opportunity to offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased woman. May you find comfort and strength during this time.

Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can come with a heavy burden. Do not settle for the circumstances that come from someone’s negligence. Instead, turn to a qualified and determined wrongful death attorney at Sweet James. They can help you find justice for the one you have lost. They have the resources, experience, and staff to fight for you in court successfully. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 to know more about how they can help you. Need help after hours? You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. To request a police report, click here.

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