Las Vegas police: Impairment suspected after driver killed, child injured in single-vehicle crash
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says impairment is suspected after a woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 2:05 a.m. near the intersection of Charleston and Pecos.
Police say a 2001 Cadillac Deville was traveling south on Pecos, veered off the road and collided into a traffic pole on the southwest corner.
Authorities say both occupants were transported to University Medical Center for treatment, where the driver succumbed to her injuries.
The passenger, a 4-year-old boy, sustained serious injuries and was admitted to UMC, according to police.
Las Vegas police say impairment is suspected among the 38-year-old driver. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Crystal Lynn Clamenza from Las Vegas. Her cause and manner of death were still pending Wednesday afternoon.
The woman’s death marks the 94th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas police’s jurisdiction for 2022. The crash remains under investigation.
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