NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- North Las Vegas police said a man died after a driver failed to yield the right of way at a shopping center on Friday afternoon.
Officers were called to the 3900 block of West Carey Avenue, near Rancho Drive. Police tweeted about the accident just before 5:30 p.m.
***Breaking news*** NLVPD Traffic Officers are working a fatal traffic accident in the 3900 block of west Carey. Carey from Simmons to Rancho is closed. Please use alternate routes. More info to come from PIO with details of accident. Impairment not suspected. #prayers— NLVPD (@NLVPD) October 12, 2019
According to North Las Vegas police, a 44-year-old female driver was was traveling eastbound in the 3900 block of Carey Boulevard. A 66-year-old male driver turned in front of her vehicle while attempting a left-hand turn onto westbound Carey from a private drive. Because the man's vehicle did not yeild the right of way, the woman's car struck his in the middle of Carey.
The man was pronounced dead, and the woman was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, Leavitt said.
Carey was closed between Simmons Street and Rancho while officers investigate, North Las Vegas police said. Motorists were told to use alternate routes.
Speed and impairment were not considered factors in the crash, police said..
The accident is North Las Vegas's seventh vehicle related fatality of 2019.