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Number of people killed on Las Vegas roads is staggering

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Number of people killed on Las Vegas roads is staggering

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Nov 18, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The latest person killed on local roads was a 33-year-old woman, walking in the dark across Cimarron near Sahara Sunday night.

Now, law enforcement agencies around Southern Nevada are stepping up their efforts in hopes of saving lives.

The numbers from Las Vegas police are sobering:

- 94 people have been killed this year in their jurisdiction
- 37 were pedestrians
- 27 were on motorcycles
- 21 were driving a car or truck
- 7 were passengers
- 2 were bicyclists

"It's getting out of control and I don't know what we can do. I really don't," said Sgt. Richard Strader.

Strader and Metro's Traffic Bureau will meet on Tuesday to discuss ways to curb the recent surge of fatal auto-pedestrian crashes like Sunday night's at Sahara and Cimarron that killed 33-year-old Lisa Healey of Las Vegas.

Employees at nearby Macayo's Mexican Restaurant said Healey worked there for the past year as a server.

According to police, she was outside of a marked crosswalk when she was hit.

The driver will likely not face any charges, since she stayed at the scene and did not appear to be under the influence.

Spencer Lubitz

Spencer Lubitz

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Spencer Lubitz is a general assignment reporter for Action News.