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Man, 80, identified in Tuesday fatal crash

Posted at 10:03 AM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 13:03:46-05

Police are investigating a fatal crash. 

It happened around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday near Rancho and Torrey Pines drives. One person has died as a result of the crash. The coroner identified the man as 80-year-old Ralph D. Lemme of Las Vegas. He died of blunt force trauma to the chest and partial choking on a dental plate.

Police said it was a collision involving a Toyota RAV4 and a Saturn. Lemme was the driver of the Saturn, which was struck by the Toyota.

It was the 115th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction in 2015.