1 dead, 1 suffering serious injuries after speeding car crashed on Boulder Highway, police say

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 17:18:12-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A man is dead and a woman is suffering from serious injuries after a speeding car crashed in east Las Vegas on Wednesday morning, police say.

Officers responded to the crash shortly after 6 a.m. on Boulder Highway near Sahara Avenue.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a 2010 Ford Focus hit a concrete barrier driving southbound on Boulder Highway "at an excessive speed," which redirected the car across all three travel lanes and into a concrete wall topped with a chain-link fence. The Ford overturned and came to rest in a nearby bus lane.

The front-seat passenger, a 35-year-old woman, was taken to Sunrise Hospital in an ambulance with serious injuries, police say.

The driver, a man, was pronounced dead on the scene. His age and identity will be released at a later date by the coroner's office.

His death marks the 12th traffic-related death in the LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2022.

This crash remains under investigation.