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Three killed when car splits in-two around pole in N Las Vegas
Three people were dead and two seriously injured after a car was ”cut in half” by a light pole in North Las Vegas on Wednesday night. According to North Las Vegas Police Department, the single-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of North Martin Luther King Boulevard and East Carey Avenue around 11:57 p.m. NLVPD determined that a red 2017 Kia Soul had been traveling southbound on Martin Luther King, approaching the intersection at a high rate of speed. Prior to the intersection, the vehicle ”lost control” and ”left the roadway,” striking a light pole and cutting the vehicle in half. Two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene and a third en route to a nearby hospital. Two other occupants were transported to University Medical Center in critical condition with ”serious, life-threatening injuries.” It was also determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of Henderson Police Department’s jurisdiction. The identity of the deceased, along with the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after their next of kin are notified. The investigation is still ongoing.
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