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Police: Woman killed after suspected DUI driver runs red light in west Las Vegas

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Posted at 6:48 AM, Dec 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 11:17:34-05

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.

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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.