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NHP Seeks Driver in Hit-And-Run Crash in South Lake Tahoe

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Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers need your help finding a driver in a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian in South Lake Tahoe last month.

Troopers say the crash occurred on November 13th, at approximately 4:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 50 in front of Harvey’s Casino.

Troopers say initial reports indicate that an argument occurred between the driver of a white Ford minivan and the unidentified pedestrian.  They say objects were reportedly thrown at the pedestrian from inside the van. Authorities say the pedestrian started to run after the minivan in the travel lanes of U.S. 50, but then was struck by the left side of the van. 

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries but the driver of the van fled the scene.  

The driver was described as a Middle Eastern man, possibly in his mid to late 20’s with short black hair.  The passenger in the van was described a white woman in her early 20’s with long blonde hair.  

After the van left the scene, it fled into California, and was last seen making a turn onto Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe.  The van was described as a white Ford minivan (or similar type) with both front and back bumpers being black in color.

Trooper Sal Navarro of the Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information related to this incident is encouraged to reach out to him at (775) 684-4469 or snavarro@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-161101238

(Nevada Highway Patrol contributed to this report.)

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