Man Killed, Woman Injured in Hit-and-Run Car Collision

severely damaged car from fatal crash

According to News3LV, a hit-and-run driver in a van collided with a man and woman’s vehicle, causing the couple to lose control of their car and strike the center median in Las Vegas.

Details of the Deadly Crash

Bobby Pierce, 46, died in the crash, and his wife Jennifer sustained serious injuries in the wreck along Interstate 15. Jennifer Pierce is receiving treatment for several broken bones at University Medical Center, according to News3LV.

The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. local time. A tan or brown van smashed into the Pierce’s car, driving them into the center median. The driver then took off, and police are still searching for the van.

The investigation is ongoing, reports News3LV, but police are hoping the public can help find the hit-and-run driver. The van may have damage to the driver’s side.

Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),

  • 35,092 people died in crashes on U.S. roadways in 2015.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people were injured in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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