Coroner’s Office Identifies Teenager Killed in Northwest Las Vegas Valley Crash | New
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – A boy was struck and killed by a vehicle in the Northwest Valley on Saturday afternoon, police said.
At approximately 12:22 p.m. on September 25, police were called to the Centennial Center Boulevard and Tropical Parkway area. Police said the pedestrian, a minor, was crossing eastbound against a “do not walk” pedestrian signal.
A 2020 Ford Fusion driven by a 48-year-old man from Las Vegas was heading north. Police said the boy walked past the Fusion and was shot. He was taken to the university medical center where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Fusion was left behind, police said. Impairment was not suspected.
The boy’s death marked the 102nd traffic-related death for LVMPD in 2021.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the boy as 16-year-old Liam Gillogly of Las Vegas. His cause of death was listed as blunt injuries to the head, chest and pelvis from a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Centennial High School principal Keith Wipperman admitted the boy’s death in a notice to parents on Sunday:
Dear Centennial High School Families,
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the recent death of one of our students. He was an incredible leader and role model for our other Centennial Bulldogs. Losing a life is never easy, especially at a young age, and this student will be truly remembered as a member of our university community.
We are working with our students to make sure they have the support and resources they need to get through this very difficult time. Counseling resources are available for those who may need this help.
Please watch for any signs of grief or change in behavior in your student as this loss may affect them unexpectedly and keep your lines of communication open with them. It is important to be honest with your child and allow them to express feelings of disbelief, anger and / or grief. Reassure your child that there is always someone they can talk to and that these feelings are normal.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, please contact the school at 702-799-3440.
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