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.