VIDEO: Driver arrested after 2 troopers killed in Las Vegas freeway hit-and-run was impaired, police say

Two Nevada state troopers in Las Vegas who had stopped to help a driver on the state’s busiest freeway were killed in the pre-dawn hours Thursday when an impaired driver struck them, authorities said. Las Vegas police Undersheriff Andrew Walsh said at a mid-day news conference that they had arrested the driver, who fled after hitting the two officers and evaded authorities for hours before the car involved in the hit-and-run crash was found at a nearby apartment complex. “Right now, during this very tragic time, the Nevada State Police is going to need that love and support from the community more than ever,” Walsh said.

@nevadannews Dos oficiales de la Policía Estatal de Nevada fueron atropellados en la madrugada de este jueves. De acuerdo a un reporte preliminar del Departamento de Policía Metropolitana de Las Vegas, ambos elementos de la corporación policiaca, estaban brindando asistencia a un motorista cuando un vehículo los arrolló. El gobernador Joe Lombardo expresó mediante un comunicado: "Estoy profundamente devastado por la muerte de dos de nuestros valerosos elementos de la Policía Estatal de Nevada que perdieron la vida esta mañana. Es una devastadora pérdida para las autoridades, la ciudad de Las Vegas y Nevada en general. Nunca olvidaremos su valentía, coraje y sacrificio". . . . . . . . #vegaslatinos #vegaslatinosrepresent #lasvegaslatinos #nevadalife #nevadaliving #renonv #bouldercitynv #bouldercity #renolife #renonews #vegasnoticias #vegaslife #nevadaliving #renonevada #lasvegaslife #cityoflasvegas #nevadanews #vegasnoticias #nevadalife #CarsonCity #nevadaliving #nevadanoticias #vegasbaby #thenevadan #hendersonnevada ♬ original sound - NevadanNews

By Frank Alejandre, Associated Press

December 1, 2023

Two Nevada state troopers in Las Vegas who had stopped to help a driver on the state’s busiest freeway were killed in the pre-dawn hours Thursday when an impaired driver struck them, authorities said.

Las Vegas police Undersheriff Andrew Walsh said at a mid-day news conference that they had arrested the driver, who fled after hitting the two officers and evaded authorities for hours before the car involved in the hit-and-run crash was found at a nearby apartment complex.

“Right now, during this very tragic time, the Nevada State Police is going to need that love and support from the community more than ever,” Walsh said.

@nevadannews Dos oficiales de la Policía Estatal de Nevada fueron atropellados en la madrugada de este jueves. De acuerdo a un reporte preliminar del Departamento de Policía Metropolitana de Las Vegas, ambos elementos de la corporación policiaca, estaban brindando asistencia a un motorista cuando un vehículo los arrolló. El gobernador Joe Lombardo expresó mediante un comunicado: "Estoy profundamente devastado por la muerte de dos de nuestros valerosos elementos de la Policía Estatal de Nevada que perdieron la vida esta mañana. Es una devastadora pérdida para las autoridades, la ciudad de Las Vegas y Nevada en general. Nunca olvidaremos su valentía, coraje y sacrificio". . . . . . . . #vegaslatinos #vegaslatinosrepresent #lasvegaslatinos #nevadalife #nevadaliving #renonv #bouldercitynv #bouldercity #renolife #renonews #vegasnoticias #vegaslife #nevadaliving #renonevada #lasvegaslife #cityoflasvegas #nevadanews #vegasnoticias #nevadalife #CarsonCity #nevadaliving #nevadanoticias #vegasbaby #thenevadan #hendersonnevada ♬ original sound – NevadanNews

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