A 37-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash at approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
The collision took place in the intersection of West Lake Mead Blvd and Texas Star Lane, between a Jeep and a sedan.
According to North Las Vegas Police, the preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the Jeep was involved in a minor rash in the parking lot of Texas Station, and was reportedly attempting to flee from that crash when he drove northbound on Lake Mead Blvd.
Evidence suggests he failed to stop for the red light as he exited the parking lot, and infringed on the path of a sedan that was driving eastbound on Lake Mead Blvd. Police said there were three occupants of the sedan; an 18-year-old male driver, an 18-year-old male passenger and a 28-year-old male passenger. The three men were transported to UMC with no life-threatening injuries.
Police believe the driver of the Jeep was not wearing his seat belt, and was ejected from the vehicle during the collision. He was unresponsive upon police arrival, and was pronounced dead on scene, by medical personnel.
This is the 8th fatal crash in North Las Vegas this year.
Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >