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Police looking for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian

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Police looking for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian

By Elizabeth Gadley. CREATED Sep 2, 2014 - UPDATED: Sep 2, 2014

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public's help tracking down a hit-and-run driver who killed a man on North Las Vegas Boulevard near Carey Avenue.

The crime happened back on Aug. 16 but authorities are just now reaching out to the public.

"There were some investigative leads that the traffic units were working on but none of them really panned out," Sgt. Chrissie Coon with the North Las Vegas Police Department said.

Now police are hoping someone will come forward with information on the hit-and-run death of 63-year-old William Mazzoccoli.

"Somebody may have heard something, maybe someone who was involved divulged information to a friend of a family," said Sgt. Coon.

Police said Mazzoccoli was hit just before 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 16. According to authorities he was still alive when officers arrived on scene then later died at UMC. Police said he was not using the crosswalk.

"In this particular case, had the driver actually stayed at the scene there is a possibility that the driver may not have faced any charges because the pedestrian was actually jaywalking across the street, but because the driver left the scene he or she may face charges," said Sgt. Coon.

Investigators believe he was hit by a silver 1999 to 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. They said the car is possibly missing the passenger side mirror.

If you know anything about this crime or the suspect, call North Las Vegas Police at 702-633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Elizabeth Gadley

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Elizabeth Gadley is a general assignment reporter for Action News.