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(Cecil Anderson/FOX5)

NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- North Las Vegas police were investigating a deadly crash on Saturday night.

Just after 6 p.m., police responded to Civic Center Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard, Officer Caitlyn Ebert of the North Las Vegas Police Department said. 

In a briefing, Ebert said officers responded and found a 28-year-old woman suffering from life-threatening injuries, pinned underneath a Regional Transportation Commission bus. 

Ebert said the woman was pronounced dead on scene by medical personnel. 

The victim and her motorized wheelchair were still pinned under the front of the bus during the briefing at 8:40 p.m.

The bus was driving southbound in a bus lane on North Las Vegas Boulevard, while the victim was crossing, apparently in a crosswalk, at Civic Center Drive, when the crash happened.

North Las Vegas police said they do not believe impairment was a factor. Investigators were still working to determine which party was at fault for the crash.

RTC released a statement in regards to the fatal crash:

"We extend our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and those who were affected by the traffic fatality that occurred on Las Vegas Boulevard and Civic Center. Safety remains our utmost priority. We, along with our contractor MV Transportation, are cooperating with the North Las Vegas Police Department, as this is an active investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the North Las Vegas Police Department."

The Clark County coroner is expected to release the woman's identity after her next of kin have been notified.

This was the second fatal crash for NLVPD. 

The intersection was expected to stay closed for several hours through the investigation.

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