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One Person Killed in Crash Sunday Morning

The first fatal traffic accident of the year in Metro Police's jurisdiction happened this past weekend.

One man died when the SUV he was a passenger in slammed into a power pole. The crash happened at around 1:33 a.m. Sunday on Eastern Avenue near Harris Avenue.

According to police, the driver of a Chevy Tahoe failed to maintain its travel lane and drove off Eastern Avenue, hitting a wooden power pole.

The 25-year-old driver of the Tahoe was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries. The 31-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. 

Man Arrested in Open and Gross Lewdness Case

Jayson Lewis

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is under arrest on charges of open and gross lewdness and sexually motivated coercion, according to Metro Police.

Police say officers arrested Jayson David Lewis, 28 of Las Vegas after pulling over his car Dec. 31.

The case started in the early morning hours of Nov. 16 when several girls, who were walking to school, reported being approached by a man in white car who offered the girls a ride to nearby Las Vegas High School, then exposed his genitals.

Following the incidents, police released a sketch and description of the man involved. They also released a surveillance video of the car.

According to police, at around 8:20 a.m. Dec. 31, officers noticed a car in the area near Nellis and Vegas Valley boulevards matching the description of the car in the November incidents.

Officers pulled the car over and noticed the male passenger matched the description of the suspect.

Coroner IDs Man Found Dead by Hikers

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office says the cause of death for man whose body was found at Frenchman Mountain is undetermined.

Hikers found the body of 27-year-old Daniel Stache in late December. Metro Police recovered his body and said no foul play was suspected in his death.

Driver Privilege Cards Top New Nevada Laws in 2014

LAS VEGAS -- Tens of thousands of Nevada immigrants living in the United States without legal permission will be able to get behind the wheel and travel the roads of the Silver State legally under a new law that takes effect with the new year.

SB303 was passed overwhelmingly by the 2013 Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, Nevada's first governor of Hispanic descent.

The Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing the Drivers Authorization Cards starting Jan. 2, 2014. It will allow Nevada residents who don't meet citizenship requirements to drive legally. Supporters of the legislation believe it will make the roads safer.

"They want to follow the law and they want to keep their record clean," said Omar Gonzales, a driver who supports the new law.

Human Remains Found East of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police confirm that a hiker found the body of a male hiker in the hills east of the Las Vegas valley. 

The remains were found at around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Police removed the body from Frenchman Mountain Sunday. Police were unsure of the circumstances surrounding the man's death or his age.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will determine his cause of death and release his name.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Family, Friends Remember Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Family and friends gathered Saturday evening to remember the life of a teen who died after a driver hit him and took off.

Alex Martinez, 15, was driving a moped with a friend the day after Christmas when the accident happened near the intersection Sahara Ave. and Nellis Blvd. Metro Police are still looking for the person who hit and killed Martinez and then left the scene.

The teens loved ones now light the spot where he died with a sea of candles, cards and pictures. Many left messages for Martinez on a board at the memorial site.

Some chose to share a memory, while others said goodbye.

Alysia Martinez, Alex's sister, said her brother was very outgoing and loved adventure.

"He was always listening to music and always riding his bike up and down the streets," Alysia Martinez said.

Teen Dies in Hit-and-Run Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that
killed a teenage boy and injured another man.

The accident happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday at
the intersection of Ringe Lane
and Meikle Lane, southeast
of Lake Mead Boulevard
and Nellis Boulevard.

Police say the teen, identified as 15-year-old Alex
Martinez, and his 20-year-old passenger were riding a moped on Meikle Lane, when a
vehicle struck them.

The teen and man were thrown from their moped. The teen was
taken to University
Medical Center,
where he died. His passenger sustained minor injuries. Witnesses say neither
the boy nor the man was wearing a helmet.

Police say the vehicle that hit them left the scene of the

"We don't have any evidence of this vehicle. It is
pretty shocking that there is not really any evidence on the roadway that we
can see," Metro Sgt Richard Strader said.