Coroner identifies person killed in crash on Carey and MLK, police say speed likely a factor

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is dead and another hospitalized following a crash in North Las Vegas Monday morning.

Joshua Baker, 34, has been identified by the Coroner as the victim in Monday’s crash. The cause of Baker’s death was found to be blunt trauma, and the manner was rules as accidental.

According to police, the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. at W. Carey Avenue and N. Martin Luther King.

According to North Las Vegas Police, a driver in a Honda Accord was speeding westbound on Carey approaching Martin Luther King and didn’t stop for a red light. The Honda struck a Mazda SUV, causing both vehicles to spin out of control.

The Honda hit a COVID-19 information tent in a nearby parking lot. No one in the tent was injured but the driver of the Honda, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Mazda, a man in his 60s, was transported to the hospital.

At this time, police do not know if impairment is a factor in the crash. The crash is under investigation.

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