Police seeking assistance with hit and run outside Harveys Lake Tahoe
December 1, 2016
Nevada Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver involved in a pedestrian hit and run last month.
On Nov. 13 at approximately 4 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a hit and run incident on Highway 50 outside of Harveys Lake Tahoe.
An initial investigation indicated that a verbal altercation took place between the driver of a white minivan and the female victim.
"Objects were reported to have been thrown at the pedestrian from inside the van," according to a Dec. 1 press release from the highway patrol.
"The pedestrian began to run after the white minivan in the travel lanes of US50. During this exchange, the pedestrian was struck by the left side of the van while in the travel lanes of US50."
The victim — described as a white adult female with long blonde hair in her early 20s — was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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The driver of the van—a Middle Eastern adult male, possibly in his mid to late 20s with short black hair — fled the scene headed south on Highway 50. He was last seen making a turn onto Pioneer Trail.
The van is believed to be a white Ford minivan — or a similar type — with black front and back bumpers.
Trooper Sal Navarro is investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information related to this incident is encouraged to reach out to him at 775-684-4469 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number NHP-161101238.