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Passenger dies from an accident a few days prior along Sunset Road

A passenger had died a week after sustaining injuries in a collision on Sunset Road and Athenian Drive in Henderson. According to the Henderson Police Department, the City of Henderson police and fire departments responded to the collision around 12:12 p.m. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed a blue Ford coupe had been on eastbound Sunset Road, waiting in a turn lane at Athenian Drive with a flashing yellow light. At the same time, a gray Dodge sedan had been traveling westbound on Sunset Road, approaching Athenian. The collision occurred when the Ford had failed to yield the right-of-way, continued into the intersection, and was struck on the passenger side by the gray Dodge. Both the driver and passenger of the blue Ford had been transported to local area hospitals for injuries. Currently, speed and impairment had not been considered to be factors in this incident. On Jan. 13, Henderson police had been notified that the Ford’s passenger had succumbed to their injuries. The name of the decedent had been released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after next of kin notifications. The collision had been investigated as the third accident-related fatality for 2024.

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Jan 18, 2024

Speeding was responsible for an average of 30 deaths per day in 2022, resulting in a total of 11,000 traffic-related fatalities. It was a factor in 29 percent of all deaths on Nevada roads that year. This alarming statistic stresses the importance of following speed limits and driving safely.

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