LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says it received a call of a crash near the intersection of Russell Road and Stephanie Street involving a white Ford Escape and a white Silverado at about 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
One person was transported to Sunrise Trauma and another has been pronounced deceased by medical personnel, according to authorities.
The intersection of Stephanie Street and Russell Road was shut down and has since been reopened.
Police say evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated a white 2014 Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on Russell Road and a 2013 Ford was traveling westbound on Russell Road when the Chevrolet crossed the center median.
The crash occurred when the front of the Chevrolet struck the front of the Ford, resulting in major damage to both vehicles, according to LVMPD.
The 52-year-old female driver of the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel.
The 29-year-old female driver of the Chevrolet sustained critical injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital.
The Ford driver’s death marked the 129th traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2021.
This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD.
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