North Vegas police: Speed probed in teen pedestrian death


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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police say speed may be a factor in the death of a high school senior who was struck and fatally injured by an SUV at an unmarked crossing on a busy North Las Vegas street.

Daniel Benavides' brother, Leonardo Benavides, said Wednesday his 17-year-old brother was walking home from Mojave High School, where he was also in the U.S. Army ROTC program.

The Clark County coroner said a cause and manner of death are still being investigated.

North Las Vegas police Officer Steven Wiese says the 25-year-old driver of the Dodge SUV wasn't arrested after the 3:30 p.m. Tuesday crash at Commerce Street and La Madre Way.

The driver's name wasn't immediately made public.

Wiese says the speed limit is 35 mph at the intersection where the crash occurred.

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