Motorcyclist & 2 pedestrians die after three Friday night crashes


UPDATE, Sept. 24 | Both pedestrians hit by vehicles Friday night in the Las Vegas valley have died from their injuries, authorities said Monday.

The pedestrian struck in a hit-and-run crash Friday night on Boulder Highway near Harmon Avenue died from her injuries, according to police.

The Clark County Coroner's Office on Monday alerted investigators of the death of Melinda Shegina, 53, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say.

The coroner's office also notified police of the death of a 62-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a car on Flamingo Road near Palos Verdes Street.

ORIGINAL | A 36-year-old motorcyclist was killed and two pedestrians suffered critical injuries in Friday night collisions across the valley.

One of the auto-pedestrian collisions was a hit-and-run and police are still seeking the driver.

At 10:23 p.m., a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro and a 2006 Kawasaki collided south of west Cheyenne Avenue, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's fatal detail.

The 21-year-old man driving the Camaro was northbound on Rainbow in the center turn lane while the Kawasaki was southbound on Rainbow in the left-most travel lane when the Camaro turned left in front of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but was ejected and died later at UMC.

Impairment was not believed to be a factor in the crash that resulted in the 99th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD jurisdiction this year.

At 11:22 p.m., an auto-pedestrian crash occurred on Boulder Highway north of Harmon Avenue.

Pedestrian Melinda Shegina, 53, was in the roadway just north of Harmon with critical injuries. She was transported to Sunrise Hospital.

Witnesses said the offending vehicle was a beige-colored Chrysler 300 that struck the pedestrian and fled. It has not yet been located.

At 7: 33 p.m., a 2012 Ford Fusion struck 62-year-old Hector Mendoza-Martinez on East Flamingo Road west of Palos Verdes Street.

A police report states the Fusion was traveling west on Flamingo Road when the pedestrian was crossing Flamingo Road from north to south outside of a marked crosswalk, The men walked into the street from in front of an RTC bus that was stopped at a bus stop.

The 26-year-old woman driving the Fusion attempted to avoid the pedestrian by steering out of the way but still hit Mendoza-Martinez, who was transported to Sunrise Hospital with injuries determined to be life-threatening by doctors.

The driver of the Fusion remained at the scene and did not show any signs of impairment, police said.

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