Driver arrested for suspected DUI after 6-car crash in west Las Vegas Valley
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - One person is dead after a six-vehicle crash in the west Las Vegas Valley Tuesday afternoon.
LVMPD Officer Larry Hadfield said the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. July 19 at Torrey Pines Drive and Washington Avenue.
LVMPD said a 2007 Toyota Rav4, driven by 18-year-old Jerry Madera, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Washington approaching Torrey Pines. Police said the Toyota failed to stop at a red light at the intersection, hitting a 2016 Mazda CX-5 that was turning left in the intersection.
The crash and car debris impacted four other vehicles in the area. The Toyota also caught fire after the crash.
The driver in the Mazda was taken to University Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Georgina Madrigal-Olivares, 34, from Las Vegas.
Madera was also taken to UMC with serious injuries.
Police said Madera was booked in absentia for reckless driving and DUI-related charges.
The crash marks the 81st traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2022. The crash remains under investigation.
The Torrey Pines and Washington intersection was closed for further investigation Tuesday afternoon.
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