On Wednesday at 12:08 a.m., the Sparks Police Department received a call indicating that there was person that had been struck by a car on McCarran Boulevard west of Probasco. When units arrived they found a 26-year-old male in the second travel lane. The man was declared dead on the scene. The driver who struck the pedestrian was still on scene and cooperative throughout the investigation.
Initial investigation reveals the pedestrian was partially in the roadway when he was struck. That portion of the road is very dark and restricted for pedestrian traffic. It is not suspected that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
An autopsy of the pedestrian will be conducted to determine if he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If anyone saw the accident, they are encouraged to contact Sgt. Walsh at 353-2241 ext. 503. The pedestrian’s name will not be released until the family is notified.