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Family of 13-year-old killed in crash speaks out

Posted at 10:48 PM, Mar 14, 2016

LATEST UPDATE: Family, friends, and loved ones came together at a vigil to remember Aziah Lopez Wednesday night. 

"She was going to be 14," said cousin Ty Johnson. "We are going to miss her."

Lopez and a friend were a passenger inside the Dodge Neon. Relatives said Lopez's older sister was driving when the deadly crash happened at the intersection of Craig Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard Monday night.

"Hoping to God that she did not feel any pain," said Johnson.

Johnson is calling for a change at the deadly intersection. Police said another deadly accident occurred there just months before. 

No funeral arrangements have been set.  

UPDATE: 13 Action News has uncovered surveillance video that shows part of a crash that claimed the life of a teenage girl.

The victim has been identified as 13-year-old Aziah Lopez from North Las Vegas.  Police said she was a passenger of the Dodge Neon that was attempting to turn left when it was hit by a pickup truck. 

Surveillance video shows the Dodge Neon traveling the wrong direction on Craig Road before coming to a stop.  Moments later, emergency vehicles arrive.  

Cell phone video shows firefighters work to remove the three trapped inside the Dodge Neon. Despite best efforts, Lopez died on scene. 

The driver of the car was a 17-year-old woman. The other passenger, also 17, was critically injured.

Police said a similar accident recently claimed the life of someone at the very same intersection.  

"It's just the devil's trap," said Constance Ponce, who lives nearby. 

Ponce, who did not know the victim, put up a cross for the teenager at the spot she was killed.

"She was so young, her life was taken from her," said Ponce. 

Four vehicles were involved in this latest crash. 

The driver of the Dodge Ram was a 60-year-old male. Both he and his passenger, a 58-year-old female, suffered minor injuries.

Two other vehicles were also impacted by the crash. Both drivers of those vehicle received minor injuries.

Our crews spotted county workers placing new signs on the lights at the intersection of Craig and Lamb.  The signs reminded drivers to yield on green.  

ORIGINAL:

One person is dead after a four-car crash in the northeast part of the valley Monday night.

The crash happened around 9:40 p.m. near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard. The roads and intersection were closed for hours following the crash.

There was a mangled green car in the middle of the road.

The driver of that car was making a left hand turn when the car was struck by a pickup truck, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. 

Sgt. Richard Strader said the driver of the Dodge Neon failed to yield.  

The driver was taken to the hospital. One passenger was killed, the other critically injured.

Alcohol, speed, and drugs do not appear to be factors in this crash.  

The investigation is ongoing.