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Henderson police officer strikes, kills pedestrian

A Henderson police officer struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday night along Boulder Highway, authorities said.

The 57-year-old officer was driving south on Boulder Highway near Tulip Falls Drive in a marked 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe at 7:35 p.m. as a 40-year-old woman in dark clothing tried to cross “an unlit portion of the roadway and outside of a marked crosswalk,” according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The woman was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Joshua Younger.

Boulder Highway was closed in both directions at North Gibson Road, according to the Regional Transportation Commission.

No further details were provided, according to Younger.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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