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Man identified in Nellis, Washington fatal crash

Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 25, 2016

A 60-year-old man died in a crash involving a semi-truck near North Nellis Boulevard and East Washington Avenue Monday morning.

The crash was reported at 10:43 a.m. Police said a Dodge Dakota pickup truck went through a red light while going on Washington Avenue when it struck a Ford Escort and a semi-truck trailer traveling north on Nellis Boulevard with the right-of-way.

The box trailer separated from the semi and pushed the Ford through the traffic signal on the corner and into the west side of Buck's Tavern. Part of the semi also went into the the post supporting the Buck's Tavern sign.

Emergency medical personnel extricated the passenger of the Ford while the 60-year-old driver was determined to beyond medical assistance and pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Quirino Ortega of Las Vegas.

The passenger, 19-year-old Faith Hubbard, was taken to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

Moroni Calvo, the 39-year-old driver of the Dodge, was transported to UMC Trauma as well in serious condition.

The semi driver, 46-year-old Gregory Hunt, was not injured.

This was the 39th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction in 2016. The crash remains under investigation.