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High speed roll-over results in death and serious injury near Desert Inn Road

A 42-year-old woman died on Saturday in a single-vehicle rollover crash that also left a juvenile passenger with injuries described as ”substantial” by local police. The incident occurred at approximately 7:23 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard, south of Desert Inn Road. According to police, the woman was driving a 2019 Kia Sportage and was traveling ”at a high rate of speed” as the car approached ”a sweeping left-hand turn.” ”The driver of the Kia failed to negotiate the turn and veered off the roadway, colliding with several K-barriers,” stated the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The Kia then overturned multiple times before finally coming to a stop in a desert area southeast of the barriers.

Medical first responders determined that the driver was beyond resuscitation and she was pronounced dead at the scene, as stated by police. A 46-year-old male passenger was also in the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital for treatment. The juvenile passenger, who was also injured, was taken to the Pediatric Unit at University Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

No more information is available at this time.

Feb 01, 2024

Speeding kills an average of 30 people a day, with over 11k traffic-related deaths in 2022 being attributed to speeding and it being a factor in 29 percent of all deaths in Nevada roads.

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