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3 Wrecks, 3 Deaths on Valley Roads Monday

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A 3-year-old child died in a head-on collision Monday. A 3-year-old child died in a head-on collision Monday.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police officers responded to three serious wrecks in the Las Vegas valley Monday, one of which took the life of a 3-year-old girl.

The intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pebble Road reopened Monday evening after a head-on collision killed the child.

A Nissan sedan and a Lexus sports utility vehicle collided about noon Monday.

"I literally heard a tire explode -- that's what it sounded like," said Carlos Rosas, who works nearby. "Boom! That's what I thought it was. We all thought it was, and then one of my mechanics came in and said, ‘Look up,' and I've just seen debris and everything. It's unfortunate."

According to Metro Police, Casey Barringer and his 3-year-old daughter were in the Nissan traveling south on Eastern on a green light.

A woman, driving alone in the Lexus northbound on Eastern, was trying to turn left on Pebble when the two cars slammed into each other.

The girl was rushed to University Medical Center, but was pronounced dead. Her father suffered a broken femur and is in critical condition. The driver of the Lexus, Brandie Lopez, had moderate injuries.

The girl's death is the seventh in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

"Very sad and tragic day again on our roadways, and there's a number of things we're looking at right now," Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader said. "I don't have any answers at fault."

Police will be looking at everything from speed, to if the child was properly restrained.

The initial information shows the child may have been in a booster seat, which is for older children, and not a child safety seat.

Across town, at Lake Mead and Rampart boulevards, an elderly woman died after being hit by a car late Monday morning.

According to police, she was not in a marked crosswalk. Her death marked the eighth death in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were also investigating a deadly crash on Interstate-15 and Lamb Boulevard Monday.

It's unclear why a woman crossed the median and crashed head-on into a semi-trailer.

The woman died, but the truck driver was reported to be in good condition.

The police said they will have many questions for the drivers.

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