Las Vegas police investigate fatal crash Tuesday morning in west valley

Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 7:36 AM PDT
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Update March 31

The deceased has been identified as Eduardo Rojas Carranco, 26, of North Las Vegas. His cause of death was blunt force injury to the head and chest. His manner of death was ruled an accident.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal crash Tuesday morning in the west valley.

According to police, the crash occurred at about 5:47 a.m. in the area of Smoke Ranch Road and Rainbow Boulevard.

LVMPD says that evidence at the scene, statements from witnesses and video surveillance indicates that a 2010 Infiniti traveled southbound on Rainbow Boulevard, north of Smoke Ranch Road. Accordng to police, a 2014 Republic Services trash truck exited 2450 N. Rainbow Boulevard and turned left onto Rainbow Boulevard.

According to police, the crash occurred when the Infiniti struck the right side of the trash truck. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the driver of the 26-year-old Infiniti deceased at the scene.

The victim’s identity, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be release by the Clark County Coroner’s office.

In a news release, police said the driver of the trash truck remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment.

The man’s death marked the 26th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2023.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.