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Las Vegas breaking news for Jan. 23, 2020

Posted: 5:18 AM, Jan 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-24 16:57:14-05
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The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

UPDATE: The Clark County coroner has identified Gloria Jackson as the 75-year-old woman who died in the bus crash on Jan. 22. Cause of death was listed as blunt force injuries/accident.

9:11 P.M.
Clark County Fire Department is responding to a trash fire in Vegas Towers at 1065 E. Flamingo Road. No injuries reported.

UPDATE 7:11 A.M.
Police say a 75-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by an RTC bus trying to cross Bonneville Avenue near Main Street late last night. She was inside a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash, authorities say. The corner of the bus hit her while it was turning from Main Street onto Bonneville. knocking the woman to the ground before it rolled on top of her. Her death marks the 8th traffic-related death in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2020. The crash remains under investigation.

The RTC has released the following statement:

We are deeply saddened by this morning's fatal accident that occurred in downtown Las Vegas. We extend our condolences to the victim’s friends and family. We are working closely with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as it continues to investigate this tragic accident. The RTC and its bus contractors are committed to helping to ensure public safety.

Bus drivers receive the highest standard of training in the industry, both as new employees and ongoing throughout their tenure as drivers. Their daily performance is also continually monitored via a variety of systems, including video recording and customer feedback.

In Southern Nevada, RTC bus drivers log more than 21 million miles annually – normally without any incident. When an accident does unfortunately occur, the RTC’s bus contractor works closely with Metro on its investigation and conducts their own internal review of the incident as well to help ensure the highest level of passenger and pedestrian safety.

OVERNIGHT
As of 5 a.m. roads are back open near Bonneville Avenue and Main Street downtown after a woman was hit and killed by an RTC bus. Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Police say the bus was traveling south on Main Street making an eastbound turn onto Bonneville Avenue just before 11:45 p.m. Wednesday night when it hit the woman. She was transported to UMC where she was pronounced dead. No word at this time if the woman was in a marked crosswalk when the crash happened.

OVERNIGHT: Woman hit, killed by RTC bus in downtown Las Vegas

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