Sparks Blvd re-opens after deadly hit and run

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Updated: 11/08/2012 12:36 pm
UPDATE: The road has now re-opened.

UPDATE: Sparks Police tell News 4 at about 4:10 Thursday morning, a resident said she heard a loud "pop" and then someone screaming in the area of Sparks Boulevard and Express.

Officers found a dead man on the dirt shoulder of the southbound lanes of Sparks Boulevard, just south of the Express Street.

Police say it appears the man was walking north on Sparks Boulevard, close to the fog line when he was struck.

The body color of the vehicle that hit the man is pearl white and there should be damage to the right front and front center of the vehicle.  It had a charcoal colored bug guard that is mostly or all gone now, and the windshield is probably cracked or shattered.  Police believe the vehicle was either a car or SUV, and not a larger or tall vehicle.

Sparks Police believe the vehicle pulled into Sparky's parking lot after the crash.

Sparks Police ask if anyone saw something resembling this, or recognizes a vehicle matching the color and damage to call please Sparks Detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness.


Sparks, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- Sparks Police say the southbound lanes of Sparks Blvd. from O'Callaghan Drive to Prater Way are closed due to a hit and run accident.

The lanes could be closed for at least another two hours and police are requesting drivers avoid the area.

No other details about the accident have been released at this time.
        
News 4's Dina Kupfer is on her way to the scene and will bring us the latest details on News 4 Today.
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