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Las Vegas teenager killed by vehicle in northwest valley identified

Updated September 28, 2021 - 7:17 am

A 16-year-old boy who died Saturday after he was struck by a car in northwest Las Vegas has been identified as a Centennial High School student.

Liam Gillogly was at the intersection of Centennial Center Boulevard and West Tropical Parkway at 12:22 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Outside Centennial High School on Monday afternoon, Andrew Pickup said he and Gillogly were students at the school and members of the junior Reserves Officers’ Training Corps.

An initial press release from police said investigators believe Gillogly was crossing Centennial against a don’t-walk signal when he was stuck by a 2020 Ford Fusion.

The driver of the Ford, a 48-year-old woman, stayed at the scene and did not show signs of impairment, police said.

Gillogly later died at University Medical Center.

Pickup said the two were participating in a fundraiser at different locations at the time Gillogly was struck.

“We were doing a fundraiser by doing car wash donations,” he said. “We were also sitting by the road holding signs.”

School counselors spoke with students Monday, according to Pickup, who called Gillogly “very nice. He was always on task. Very smart.”

The Clark County School District provided a statement Centennial High School Principal Keith Wipperman sent to parents on Sunday.

“It is with great sadness that I inform you of the recent passing of one of our students,” the statement read. “He was an amazing leader and role model for our other Centennial Bulldogs. It is never easy to lose a life, especially at a young age and we will truly remember this student as part of our campus community.”

In Wipperman’s statement, he also asked parents to “monitor any signs of grief or behavioral changes in your student as this loss may affect them in unexpected ways as well as keep your lines of communication open with them… Reassure your child that there is always someone with whom they can talk with and that these feelings are normal.”

The coroner’s office said Gillogly died from blunt force injuries of the head, chest and pelvis. His death was ruled an accident.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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