Moped driver killed in hit-and-run crash in east Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the east Las Vegas valley late Friday night, according to Metro police.

Around 11:55 p.m., police responded to a report of a hit-and-run on East Flamingo Road west of the intersection of South Pecos Road.

Evidence at the scene and witness statements showed that a Ford F150 was driving eastbound on Flamingo Road approaching the intersection behind a moped.

The crash occurred when the Ford failed to slow down when approaching the intersection and crashed into the back of the moped. The 66-year-old moped rider was thrown from the moped and the Ford continued east on Flamingo Road, police said.

The moped rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives canvassed the area and located a truck the matched the description of the vehicle. The truck was determined to be the one from the crash and the driver, identified as 68-year-old Kenneth Frank, was taken into custody.

Frank faces charges of reckless driving resulting in death and failure to stop at the scene of an accident, records show. Frank is scheduled to appear in court Sunday.

Police said the driver did not show any signs of impairment.

This death marks the 11th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2024.

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