Las Vegas land near the site of a fatal crash involving an RV

Posted: April 6, 2022, 4:56 a.m.

Last update: April 6, 2022, 4:56 a.m.

An RV hit a woman after she fell from the moving vehicle while it was in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, police said. The woman was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters
Headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas, shown above. LVMPD officers were investigating a fatal crash near the Strip on Tuesday. A woman fell from an RV and then was knocked over by its tires, police said. (Picture: KTNV)

Initially, the woman was apparently standing on the passenger side of the Ford E-350 Jamboree as it headed east, KSNVa local television station, reported.

The driver started to turn right. Then, the woman let go and fell on the sidewalk. The rear wheels of the vehicle crushed her, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The metro police intervened around 2 p.m. Paramedics were unable to revive the injured woman.

Unexplained details

Neither the driver nor the deceased woman were identified in initial police reports. The police did not explain their relationship.

Authorities also did not explain why the woman was clinging to the outside of the RV in the parking lot.

The driver of the motorhome remained on the spot after the accident. The motorist also cooperated with Metro Police as they investigated the incident, police said.

The lot is located at 3051 Highland Drive, which is the site of Filterworks, an air filter supplier. It is located about a mile from Treasure Island Casino.

Previous accidents along the Strip

The Las Vegas Strip and surrounding roads have recently been the scene of serious traffic accidents. For example, in an unrelated crash on March 2, a 36-year-old pedestrian was struck by an SUV on the Strip, police say. He was listed in critical condition at the University Medical Center hours after the crash, police add.

The incident occurred near the intersection of South Las Vegas Boulevard and West Reno Avenue, the Review-Journal reported. The site is near the Luxor Hotel & Casino.

According to KLASanother local TV channel.

Additionally, last July, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a car driven by a fleeing suspect on Interstate 15 near the Strip. Private Micah May, 46, was in critical condition at the University Medical Center and later died.

The suspect, identified as Douglas Claiborne, 60, was shot dead by officers on the freeway. Initial reports suggested he was looking for May’s gun when other soldiers opened fire.

May was outside her patrol car, placing arresting sticks to stop the speeding car. They are designed to penetrate tires, forcing a vehicle to stop.