A pedestrian was killed in a car accident at a Walmart in Las Vegas yesterday, according to police and local news reports. Why the accident happened remains under investigation, but the Las Vegas Metro Police did say that it was a 2014 Hyundai that struck the woman and rolled over her. The accident took place a little before 4 in the afternoon yesterday. The vehicle, an Elantra model, was driven by a woman, age 54, who stayed at the scene of the accident. The person who was killed, also a woman (age 69), was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where her death was officially pronounced. So far the driver of the vehicle has not been charged or even cited with a traffic violation. According Lt. Ken Romane with the department, initial ruling is that it was an accidental pedestrian death at Walmart in Clark County. The Walmart where this took place is the one over by the airport on Eastern Avenue in the area of Russell Road.
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