By Kelsey Givens
A 70-year-old Ohio man was fatally injured Sunday evening after he reportedly walked into the path of an oncoming pickup truck at the intersection of State Route 160 and Calvada Boulevard.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixon, a public information officer for the Nevada Highway Patrol, said officers were dispatched to the intersection at approximately 6:48 p.m. for a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality on the highway.
Based on NHP’s preliminary investigation of the scene, it appeared the victim, a Galloway, Ohio man and his friend were attempting to walk westbound across State Route 160 at the same time a white 2001 F-150 Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on the highway approaching the area.
The victim had crossed both northbound lanes and entered the first southbound lane when he reportedly stepped into the path of the pickup truck and was subsequently struck by the front end of the oncoming vehicle.
The 70-year-old man was fatally injured in the impact and later pronounced dead on scene by Nye County Sheriff’s Deputy John Kakavulias.
Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services, NCSO and NHP all responded to the accident Sunday evening after emergency dispatch received a call about a man lying in the roadway bleeding at that intersection.
The portion of the highway where the accident occurred was shut down temporarily as NHP conducted an investigation into the cause of the incident.
Hixon noted the initial investigation at the scene revealed the two men were reportedly attempting to cross the highway outside of any marked or designated pedestrian crosswalk areas.
As of Tuesday morning the name of the deceased Ohio man had not yet been released. NHP is waiting to receive confirmation from the coroner’s office that the man’s next of kin has been notified of his passing before releasing his name to the public.
Pahrump Arts Council will present the High Desert Chorale in their Spring concert at 7 p.m., on March 27, at the Pahrump Nugget Event Center.
For more information contact the PAC office at 751-6776 or on their website at <a href=http://www.pvpac.org/.
The Pahrump Valley Cruisers will hold their Executive Meeting on the first Thursday of the month, March 7, instead of the 2nd Thursday, at the Pahrump Nugget conference room.
Open or social time is from 5 to 6 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more information contact Event Coordinator Lee Cromer at 775-751-0994 or Club President Chuck Fullen at 775-513-1466.
NAH Resource Carnival
Please join Nathan Adelson Hospice for the ninth annual Resource Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 at the Saddle West Convention Center.
Vendors will provide information on the various products and services they offer to seniors.
Come and enjoy the fun, good food and raffle prizes.
All women are invited to attend the March meeting of Pahrump Aglow Community Lighthouse at 9:30 a.m., on March 16, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, located at 750 Big 5 Road.
Guest speaker will be Cynthia Walker.
For more information contact Jacquie at 727-5181.
Saved By Grace Easter Services
Saved By Grace Lutheran Church, located at 6341 S. Hawkins Way, will be holding the following Easter services this season:
Maundy Thursday Service at 3:30 p.m., March 28;
Good Friday Service at 3:30 p.m., March 29;
Easter Sunday Service at 10 a.m., March 31, Cantata “Praise the God of Resurrection,” will be presented by the choir.
Pahrump Gunfighters, an award-winning local group, who perform gunfights and skits at events in Pahrump, is looking for new members.
All interested gents or ladies are welcome to join. For additional information, call Pat at 702-237-9499.