Toddler Dies Following Hit-and-Run Crash in Southwest Las Vegas

Type of Accident

Hit and Run with Truck and Fixed Object – Info compiled by our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers

Update Given by the LVMPD on March 3, 2023

A toddler has succumbed to her injuries after a hit-and-run crash in southwest Las Vegas last month, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The Clark County Office of the Coroner Medical Examiner contacted LVMPD’s Fatal Detail on March 3, 2023, and informed them that the 19-month-old girl who was injured in the crash on February 18, 2023, had died at UMC. She was one of two children who were hurt when their driver crashed into a wall and left them behind on Spanish Drive north of Spanish View Lane. The death marks the 20th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2023. The driver is still wanted by police and has not been identified. Anyone with information is urged to call LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section at (702) 828-3786 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, visit or use the mobile app ‘P3.’ Tips directly leading to a felony arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Original Accident Information

The crash occurred around 11:19 p.m. on February 18, 2023, on Spanish Drive north of Spanish View Lane. Police said a 2004 Nissan Titan was traveling north on Spanish Drive when it drifted left of center and crossed the southbound lane. The vehicle then drove onto the sidewalk and hit a block wall with its front left side. The driver then took the two children out of the vehicle and brought them to another location, leaving the Nissan behind. Medical personnel responded to the second location and transported both children by ambulance to UMC trauma. The other child had minor injuries.

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