40-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in Pedestrian Crash on Queen Street

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 12, 2022) – Friday, Marcela Hernandez was killed and Zahrai Mendez-Amador was arrested after a hit-and-run crash.

The incident happened around 10:54 p.m., near the intersection of East Cheyenne Avenue and Queen Street.

According to reports, Mendez-Amador was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox when she struck Hernandez as she was walking outside of a marked crosswalk.

Upon impact, Mendez-Amador fled the scene without contacting authorities.

Despite life-saving efforts, medics later pronounced 40-year-old Hernandez dead at the scene. In addition, police later found and took 31-year-old Mendez-Amador into the Clark County Detention Center.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further details is still currently underway.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Marcela Hernandez.

Losing someone in a pedestrian accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. Click here to request a police report.

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