Friday, July 13, 2012

50-Year Old Killed by DUI Hit & Run Driver on Boulder Highway

A 50-year old man from Reno who was crossing Boulder Highway south of Harmon Avenue at around 11 p.m. late Tuesday was hit by a 2004 Nissan Sentra which fled the scene without stopping according to Las Vegas law enforcement authorities.

The Clark County coroner has identified the fatality as Frank Harry Martini. Investigators said Martin was outside of the crosswalk when he was struck by a car just before 11 p.m. Tuesday near the Eastside Cannery casino-hotel.. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he later died. The coroner said Martini died of multiple blunt force trauma and ruled the death an accident. His death was reportedly the 63rd traffic-related fatality in the jurisdiction of Las Vegas police this year.

Las Vegas police officers tracked down the Nissan and identified its driver as 44-year-old David Nieto,.Police allege that Nieto drove away after the crash. He was found and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and fleeing the scene of an accident. Pending a court appearance, he was booked for felony drunken driving and hit & run charges.

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