LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A crash Monday morning in the southwest valley turned fatal.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police responded to a serious-injury crash at 4:44 a.m. Monday on Robindale Road between Jones Boulevard and South Lindell Road.

Metro Police said a 2018 semi-utility trailer was parked off the roadway, on the south side of West Robindale Road, east of South Duneville Street.

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Police were on the scene of a fatal accident on Robindale Road, Monday, July 22, 2019.

The driver of the Mercedes ­Benz failed to maintain the lane and traveled off the roadway to the right. The right front of the Mercedes ­Benz struck the left rear of the trailer. 

“This car completely went underneath the semi- so the vulnerable parts of the car in other words the hood was sheared off and the driver’s compartment was significantly intruded upon.” LVMPD Sgt. Robert Stauffer said.

Robindale was closed in both directions while the investigation was underway.

A local resident was asleep when she woke up to the loud crash.

“I called 9-1-1 and tell them you know there’s a car accident at the back of my house," local resident Alicia Aguilar said.

Just before 10 a.m., Metro Police said the male passenger was deceased.

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Police were on the scene of a fatal accident on Robindale Road, Monday, July 22, 2019.

The female driver suffered non life-threatening injuries, she was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Aguilar says she sees people speeding on Robindale Road occasionally but homes more people take this as a lesson to not drink and drive.

"Be very careful and try to think of somebody else's life, not only your life, somebody else's life too," Aguilar said.

This is the 62nd traffic related fatality in Metro Police's jurisdiction for 2019.

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(1) comment

Hawks15

It looks like the truck was parked at the time. So that driver had to be drunk out of his/her mind to hit at that speed

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