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Driver dies in crash on off-ramp 2 days later

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 16:46:01-05
A driver involved in a crash last week has died from his injuries.
51-year-old Donald Merritt Jr. died on Sunday morning, following the crash on Friday.
The crash happened around 4:50 p.m. on Friday near Jones Boulevard and U.S. 95. Police said Merritt, who was driving a Toyota Camry, was traveling south on the southbound U.S. 95 and Jones off-ramp but failed to maintain his lane and hit a Lexus G300.
The Camry continued southeast through the intersection, struck a curb and entered a nearby property and also hit the right side of a parked Scion TC.
Merritt was transported to University Medical Center with serious injuries and died Sunday at 6:20 a.m.
This was the 5th fatal crash in the Nevada Highway Patrol-Southern Command's jurisdiction in 2016.