NHP seeks white van in Stateline hit and run
December 1, 2016
An early morning altercation between a motorist and a pedestrian in Stateline on Nov. 13 led to a hit and run that has NHP troopers searching for the van.
Initial reports indicate that a verbal altercation between the driver of a white Ford minivan and a pedestrian occurred on Highway 50 in the area of the Harvey's Casino at about 4 a.m.
Objects were reported to have been thrown at the pedestrian from inside the van. The pedestrian began to run after the white minivan in the travel lanes of Highway 50. During this exchange, the pedestrian was struck by the left side of the van while in the travel lanes.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries but the driver of the van fled the scene.
The driver of the minivan was described as a Middle Eastern adult male, possibly in his mid to late 20s with short black hair. The passenger in the van was described a white adult female in her early 20s with long blonde hair. After the van left the scene, it fled into California, and was last seen making a turn onto Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe. The van was described as a white Ford minivan (or similar type) with both front and back bumpers being black in color.
Trooper Sal Navarro of the Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information related to this incident is asked to contact him at 684-4469 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number NHP-161101238.