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Crash on Dec. 21, 2019. (LVMPD)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police were on scene of a deadly crash near Desert Shores in the west valley on Saturday evening.

About 1:57 p.m. on Dec. 21, officers responded to Peak and Buffalo drives, north of Smoke Ranch Road. 

Lt. Jeff Stuart of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the driver of an SUV was traveling on Buffalo. A silver sedan pulled out of a private drive and the two collided.

According to a release from Metro's traffic bureau, the SUV was a 2004 Lincoln Navigator driven by a 56-year-old man. The sedan, a 2020 Honda Civic, was driven by a 23-year-old woman who had "moderate" injuries.

A passenger in the Navigator, a 45-year-old woman, had minor injuries. 

Both drivers were taken to University Medical Center where the male driver died, Stuart said. Police said he was not wearing a seat belt. 

The road was closed in both directions while police investigated.

This was the department's third fatal crash in about 24 hours. On Friday afternoon, a 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Warm Springs Road and Tamarus Street. Later that night, an elderly driver was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Desert Inn Road and Cabana Drive. 

This was the 105th traffic-related fatality for LVMPD in 2019.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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(2) comments

Jimmy coors

Misleading story,pushing,the forcing of the seat belt law ! So some young women totals a brand new car and lives ,and the poor victim hits her in that bigger vehicle,with less damage dies ! Probably a heart attack, from her pulling out in front of them ?


Red Asphalt, go watch it on YT people. Driving is no joke. Buckling up must be done before the car is even started. The driver who didn't in this crash DIED because they were just too lazy or stupid take your pick. Slow the heck down as well.

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