Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Las Vegas NV police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle fatal accident on Tuesday.
It happened around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Alta Drive & Hualapai Way.
Witness statements & evidence at the scene indicated a 1998 Dodge Durango was traveling southbound on Hualapai, across the intersection of Alta. A 2003 Hyundai Elantra was turning left onto westbound Alta from Hualapai.
The Durango then struck the right side of the Elantra.
The front passenger of the Elantra, a 75-year-old female from Las Vegas, was transported to UMC Trauma yet was after pronounced dead by medical personnel. The driver of the Elantra, the victim’s husband, had moderate injuries.
The driver of the Durango had minor injuries. Police believe in that human being ran a red light, yet it’s unclear whether they will face charges.
“We don’t have any reason why they would have ran a red light. The vehicle in that was with them saw the light was red & they were stopped, so we’re scratching our heads again. May have been distracted,” asserted Sgt. Richard Strader.
This was the 9th traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas NV so far this year.