UPDATE: Driver suspected of DUI in crash that killed 64-year-old woman in southeast valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 64-year-old woman is dead and the driver involved in the crash is suspected of being impaired.

The crash happened Thursday just before 7 p.m. near Eastern Avenue and Windmill Lane in the southeast valley.

According to Metro Police, the driver, 36-year-old Oliver Cairns, was traveling southbound on Eastern when he struck the woman who was crossing the street. The woman was not in a marked crosswalk. She was transported to the hospital where she died due to her injuries.

Cairns was taken into custody after he showed signs of impairment, police said.

This is the sixth traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction since the start of 2021.

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