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Police find truck involved in deady hit-and-run, still searching for driver

Updated December 28, 2021 - 11:13 am

A man is in custody after a fatal hit-and-run crash Tuesday in the east Las Vegas Valley, police said.

Lt. David Gordon said at 5:42 a.m. police were called to a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian on Charleston Boulevard near Hollywood Boulevard. Police later confirmed that the victim died and that detectives responsible for investigating fatal crashes were at the scene.

An initial investigation found that a 44-year-old man walked into the street “where no marked or unmarked crosswalks were provided.” The driver, identified as 34-year-old Jeffrey Dungo, did not stop at the scene, police said.

Police said a white box truck was involved in the crash and it that had damage to the right side and was missing the right side lower mirror. By noon, police said they’d found the truck and were trying to figure out who was driving it at the time of the collision.

On Tuesday evening, police said in a news release that Dungo, of Henderson, was arrested on hit and run charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

The crash closed Charleston between North Fogg Street and Hollywood for hours. The road was reopened at 9:45 a.m.

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