Woman Pronounced Dead after Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collision near Mt. Hood Street
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 24, 2023) – Early Saturday morning, Joanna Meza was arrested after a fatal hit-and-run on East Lake Boulevard.
The accident occurred around 4:25 a.m., at the intersection of E. Lake Boulevard and Mt. Hood Street.
According to the NHP, the driver of a silver 2000 Toyota Avalon struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street. Upon impact, the driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.
Despite life-saving efforts, paramedics later pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. Officials only described the victim as a 24-year-old North Las Vegas woman.
Meanwhile, officials were able to locate the driver, identified as 19-year-old Joanna Meza, and arrested her with hit-and-run charges.
No further information is available at this time, however, an active investigation is underway. LVMPD ask any witnesses to call Las Vegas police at 702-828-3060 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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