LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly overnight crash on Tuesday in the west part of town.
The collision happened at about 1:20 a.m. between a 2008 Buick Lucerne and a 2018 Hyundai Tucson at the intersection of Rainbow and Sahara boulevards when the driver of the Buick failed to stop at the red light.
Police say the 43-year-old driver of the Buick showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody after being transported to the University Medical Center for injuries suffered in the crash.
The 64-year-old driver of the Hyundai was also injured and his 65-year-old passenger died as police say she passed due to the injuries in the collision.
The passenger’s death marked the 145th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2021.
Police had the intersection closed for several hours while they investigated at the scene.