LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 65-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday at Rainbow Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.
According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon, one of the drivers may have been impaired at the time of the crash, which was reported just after 1:15 a.m.
A preliminary investigation determined that a 2008 Buick Lucerne ran a red light as it was westbound on Sahara, colliding with a 2018 Hyundai Tucson SUV that was southbound on Rainbow.
The woman who died was a passenger in the Hyundai, police said. The driver of the Hundai, identified as 64-year-old Patrick Bass of Las Vegas, was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries and remains in intensive care.
The Hyundai overturned several times, police said.
The driver of the Buick was placed in custody and transported to UMC with moderate injuries, police said.
The intersection was closed in all directions until almost 8 a.m. as the investigation proceeded.
The Hyundai passenger’s death marked the 145th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2021. The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section.