Coroner: First Henderson accident-related fatality of 2020; victim identified

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HENDERSON (KLAS) — The name of the pedestrian killed in the collision has been released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Kia Kipi Baker, 71 of the City of Henderson. The cause of death was ruled due to multiple blunt force injuries from the accident.

Henderson Police continue to investigate the fatal traffic accident that occurred at the intersection of northbound Boulder Highway and Equestrian Drive that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

On Jan. 12 at approximately 3:10 p.m., Henderson Police and Fire responded to calls of a traffic collision involving a white Subaru Outback SUV and a 71-year-old female pedestrian.

Initial information obtained at the scene indicated the driver of the Subaru was traveling northbound on Boulder Highway approaching Equestrian Drive and did not see the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was crossing the northbound lanes of Boulder Highway in a marked crosswalk, but against the signal when she was struck.

The pedestrian was transported to Sunrise hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Subaru Outback remained at the scene, was cooperative with the investigation and showed no signs of impairment.

Northbound Boulder Highway and Equestrian Drive were closed for approximately three and a half hours while fatal accident investigators conducted their investigation.

Henderson Police are investigating the crash as the first accident-related fatality for 2020.

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