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Driver killed in east Las Vegas wreck

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Authorities believe speed was a factor in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a driver in east Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Metro police reported the incident on Ridgedale Avenue, east of Ferndale Street, about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

According to investigators, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling eastbound on Ridgedale at a high rate of speed through the intersection at Ferndale.

Police said the vehicle's undercarriage scraped the asphalt, causing the car to rotate counter-clockwise and run off the road.

The vehicle struck residential walls in the area before coming to rest near the south curb, Metro said.

The 45-year-old driver of the Grand Prix died at the scene while the passenger – 34-year-old Armando Esteva-Ortiz – was transported to Sunrise Hospital with minor injuries.

The Clark County Coroner's office is expected to disclose the driver's name.

As of this incident, Metro has investigated 99 traffic-related fatalities this year.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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