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Las Vegas breaking news for Oct. 20, 2019

Posted: 2:30 PM, Oct 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 20:37:11-04
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The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

6:38 P.M.
Las Vegas police are investigating a crash between two vehicles and a motorcycle at East Lake Mead Boulevard and Sandy Lane. The preliminary investigation shows that a motorcyclist was driving eastbound on East Lake Mead Boulevard when it struck a sedan turn left onto Lake Mead from Mirabel Street. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead and identified as 25-year-old Victor Carranza-Bracamonts. Impairment is not believed to be a factor.

5 A.M.
A North Las Vegas police officer fired a shot at a man near Alexander Road and Revere Street shortly before 5 a.m. North Las Vegas Police say the man was seen breaking into vehicles. The police officer began chasing the man in the area of Aaron Scott Street and Pueblo Hills Avenue. At some point, the officer fired one shot at the man. The man was able to escape. It's not known if he was injured in the shooting.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Shootings involving Las Vegas valley police officers | 2019

OVERNIGHT
A 57-year-old woman from Pittsburgh, California, is recovering from critical injuries in Las Vegas after a crash near the Mandalay Bay shortly after 1:30 a.m., police say. Three cars were involved in the crash. According to authorities, a Nissan Versa failed to slow down on Mandalay Bay Road, west of the intersection with Road to Mandalay, and hit a Volkswagen Jetta that slowed for traffic. The force of the impact caused the Jetta to crash into a Honda Fit that slowed for pedestrians. The front seat passenger of the Nissan was transported to UMC Trauma with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene but police say he showed signs of impairment and was arrested. The crash remains under investigation.

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