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Report: Vehicle traveling double speed limit at time of fatal NLV crash

Posted at 4:51 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 21:36:20-05

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The North Las Vegas Police Department continues its investigation into a deadly crash that occurred on East Lake Mead Boulevard on Christmas Eve.

Officers at the scene indicated one of the vehicles involved was traveling at a speed of 71 mph at the time of impact - double the posted speed limit of 35 mph, according to a NLVPD arrest report.

Originally, police were called to the intersection of East Lake Mead Boulevard and Palmer Street, near Pecos Road, at about 12:30 p.m. with reports of a serious crash.

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Officers said a 41-year-old driver was traveling in a vehicle at a high rate of speed eastbound on Lake Mead Boulevard when he crashed into another car which was making a turn across eastbound travel lanes and into a business at that location.

The force of the collision ejected a female passenger from the vehicle, attempting to make the turn, and seriously injured a boy also in the car.

The 41-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel, and the 13-year-old boy was transported to the Intensive Care Unit at the University Medical Center. Both drivers also suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to police.

Rigoberto Chavez-Solorzano, 41, was later identified as the driver of the vehicle which was reportedly speeding and Maribel Aleman, of Las Vegas, was identified as the woman killed in the crash by the Clark County coroner's office.

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North Las Vegas police arrested Chavez-Solorzano after the incident. He was booked on three counts of felony reckless driving with death or substantial bodily harm at the Las Vegas City Jail.

The 13-year-old remains in critical condition at last update from UMC, and there's an active GoFundMe account for Aleman's family and funeral expenses.