Nellis and Carey fatal ax

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan police said a person died at University Medical Center after a crash in the east valley Friday afternoon.

Officers were called to the area of East Carey Avenue and North Nellis Boulevard about 1:34 p.m., Las Vegas police said. Witnesses at the scene told police the driver of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra was headed south on Nellis and approaching the intersection at Carey. The Hyundai driver was also speeding.

The driver didn't stop at the red light and stuck a 2003 GMC Envoy that was headed west on Carey, according to Metro Police. The Hyundai then collided with a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder that was turning left onto Nellis.

Las Vegas police said a school bus that was headed west on Carey was hit by flying debris and none of the bus's occupants were injured.

All of the occupants from the GMC, Hyundai and Pathfinder were transported to UMC. Police said the driver of the GMC suffered minor injuries, as did the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder.

The female passenger of the GMC suffered critical injuries and the driver of the Hyundai, identified as a 31-year-old man from Las Vegas, was pronounced dead at UMC, according to police. Impairment was not considered a factor.

Residents were told to expect road closures and delays in the area while officers investigated, Las Vegas police said. 

This was Las Vegas police's 61st traffic-related fatality for 2019. The collision remains under investigation.

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What ? Your not going to blame Metro and continue the yearly body count FOX5 ?

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