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Vehicle plunges off Laughlin parking structure

Posted at 10:21 AM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 22:46:56-04

A vehicle plunged off the 5th floor of a parking structure at the Edgewater hotel-casino in Laughlin on Wednesday morning.

Heading to breaking news in Laughlin. Metro fatal detail is at the Edgewater Casino right now.UPDATE: Officers say it looks like a 19 year old accidentally drove off the parking garage while looking for spot to park. He was airlifted to UMC in stable but serious condition.

Posted by Yasmeen Hassan on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It was reported around 8:24 a.m.

The fatal detail from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says it looks like this was just a terrible accident.

A 19 year old from California had just dropped his mother off at the casino, then went to look for a parking spot when he drove off the garage. The car landed on its roof, trapping the teen inside. Firefighters had to come out and extricate him the SUV. He was rushed to a hospital in Arizona before being airlifted to University Medical Center.