75-year-old man dead after crash in west Las Vegas Valley

Fatal crash near Charleston, Durango on June 10, 2022.
Fatal crash near Charleston, Durango on June 10, 2022.(FOX5)
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM PDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2022 at 4:30 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - One person was killed after a crash in the west Las Vegas Valley Friday morning.

The crash happened around 11 a.m. near W. Charleston Boulevard and Heavenly Hills Court, near Durango Drive. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said a 2013 Kia Sportage was traveling eastbound on Charleston while a 2000 Ford Expedition was traveling westbound. LVMPD said the Ford crossed the center turn lane and hit the Kia.

The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as 75-year-old Douglas Wayne Schoeffler. He died from multiple blunt force trauma and his death was ruled an accident.

The driver of the Ford was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries. Police said impairment was suspected and was pending blood sample analysis.

The crash marks the 70th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2022.

It was the fourth fatal crash in the Las Vegas Valley on Friday. One person was killed in a rollover crash near Pioche Friday morning. An LVMPD officer was killed after a beam fell onto US 95 near Centennial Parkway. One person was killed after a semi-truck rolled over on State Route 160.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.