Juvenile killed after crashing vehicle into Las Vegas police car in east valley
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A juvenile was killed and an officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was injured after a crash in the east valley Monday evening.
According to Las Vegas police, the incident occurred at about 6:19 p.m. Monday at the intersection of S. Boulder Highway and E. Flamingo Road.
Police say that evidence at the scene, witness statements and surveillance video indicated that a marked LVMPD Patrol Vehicle was stopped, facing southbound on Boulder Highway, north of Flamingo Road, for a red traffic signal in the left travel lane of three (T1). As the traffic signal cycled to green, the patrol vehicle entered the intersection, traveling southbound.
According to police, a Buick LeSabre, driven by an unidentified juvenile, was traveling westbound on Flamingo Road, east of Boulder Highway, in the right travel lane of two (T2). The driver of the Buick failed to obey the red traffic signal and entered the intersection, police said. The crash occurred when the front of the Buick collided with the front left of the patrol vehicle.
The driver of the Buick was transported to Sunrise Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The individual succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical staff at Sunrise Hospital, according to police.
The driver of the LVMPD patrol vehicle was transported to UMC Trauma with minor injuries.
The identity of the juvenile, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s office
The death of the Buick driver marked the 95th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2023. Nevada State Police Highway Patrol’s Collision Investigation Section assumed the primary investigative responsibility for the crash, according to authorities.
The crash remains under investigation by Nevada State Police.
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