Las Vegas man faces charges after moped driver killed in hit-and-run crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man faces several hit-and-run related charges after police say he hit and killed a moped driver before running a red light while leaving the crash, documents said.

On Jan. 19, at around 11:55 p.m., officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were called to the intersection of East Flamingo and South Pecos roads after a gray pickup truck hit a red moped.

Medical personnel pronounced the moped driver dead at the scene. Police later identified him as Norris Scott, 66.

Several witnesses told police that a gray pickup with no headlights on was driving east on Flamingo Road when it hit the moped before running the red light at the intersection, according to an arrest report. One witness also told police the driver of the pickup had a long beard.

The report stated one witness estimated the truck was driving at around 55 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

Surveillance video corroborated the witnesses’ statements about the headlights and the fact that the truck ran the red light after the crash, the report stated.

While searching nearby areas for pickup trucks matching the one seen on the video, police found a silver Ford F-150 in the front yard of a home in the 3900 block of Ivyhill Avenue. The F-150 had damage on its front, consistent with being in a crash, according to the report.

A records check of the license plate on the pickup showed it was registered to Kenneth Frank, 68. Surveillance video of the residence showed the truck, with no headlight illuminated, arriving and parking in the front yard shortly after the crash.

<em>Kenneth Frank, 68, faces several hit-and-run related charges (LVMPD)</em>
Kenneth Frank, 68, faces several hit-and-run related charges (LVMPD)

When asked by police, Frank said he did not know how the damage occurred. He also told police that he is the only driver of the pickup truck, the report stated. Frank said the damage was not on his truck when he left the residence to go to a nearby Village Pub earlier in the evening.

In the arrest report, an officer said he smelled a “moderate” odor of an “unknown alcoholic beverage” coming from Frank, but after conducting field sobriety tests, determined he was not currently impaired.

Frank faces charges of reckless driving resulting in death and failure to stop at the scene of an accident. He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on a $10,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 6.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to KLAS.