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Las Vegas breaking news for Aug. 3, 2019

Posted: 11:06 AM, Aug 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-04 12:46:43-04
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The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

11:30 P.M.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officials report a critical crash that occurred on Los Feliz Street, south of East Cartier Avenue. A Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south bound on Los Feliz when the driver accelerated "aggressively" during a left turn, causing the truck to go into a 360 degree spin. A motorcyclist approaching from the rear attempted to avoid the spinning truck by passing on the right side only to be struck by the vehicle. The motorcycle rider was ejected and struck the curb. He was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition. According to police, the driver of the Silverado, 19-year-old Brandon Garcia, failed sobriety testing at the scene and is suspected of being under the influence.

5:30 P.M.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 84-year-old Grover Winkler.

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Grover Winkler

Winkler was last seen in the area of East Desert Inn Road and South Sandhill Road. Winkler was last seen wearing a blue shirt, white capri style short pants and white rubber shoes.

All hospitals are asked to check their registries for the missing adult and notify the police immediately. It should be noted that HIPPA permits disclosure upon request by law enforcement and is authorized pursuant to 45 C.F.R. section 164.512.

Anyone with information regarding Grover Winkler’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3111 or the Missing Persons Detail during business hours at 702-828-2907.

4:30 P.M.
Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of Clifford Avenue near East Charleston Boulevard and South Eastern Avenue. One person was shot by an unknown suspect and taken to Sunrise Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

OVERNIGHT
1 person was killed in a crash shortly after midnight Aug. 3 near East Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street. 2 vehicles involved in crash, 1 vehicle caught fire. Police officers and firefighters attempted to remove 21-year-old driver from burning vehicle but were unable to. Preliminary investigation indicates a Chevrolet truck was attempting a left hand turn and failed to yield to a BMW and it hit the truck. The truck then hit a traffic control device and caught fire.

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