SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- One child is dead after he was struck by a vehicle on Baring Boulevard on Monday night.
According to a preliminary investigation, Sparks Police say that the victim was 5 years old. He and another child may have run northbound, across the east and westbound lanes of Baring Blvd. just before 8 p.m. on Monday night. The victim was struck by a westbound SUV. The driver stopped immediately and is cooperating the investigation. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
The child was unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to Renown Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Both his and the driver's names are being withheld.
Currently, the Sparks Police Department M.A.I.T (Major Accident Investigation Team) is conducting the investigation. The west bound lanes of Baring Blvd. are currently closed from Shadow Lane to Round Mountain Circle, and will remain so until at least 11 p.m.
If anyone witnessed the accident and has not yet spoken with police, they are encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Dept. Traffic Section at 353-2432.