LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Christy Marie Papinio, 23, and Zaion Hawkins, 29, as the two killed in a crash near Blue Diamond and Arville Wednesday afternoon. Papinio’s death was ruled accidental, caused by blunt force injuries to the head, chest and extremities. Hawkins’ death was ruled accidental, as well, caused by blunt force injuries of the chest. All injuries were attributed to the collision.
The incident occurred around 3:06 p.m.
The investigation indicates a 2004 GMC Envoy traveling eastbound on Blue Diamond, approaching Hinson Street, failed to maintain its lane. The SUV struck a 2014 Toyota Scion, traveling westbound on Blue Diamond, head-on. The Toyota was redirected and came to rest near Hinson. Police say the GMC overturned, coming to a stop on its driver’s side.
The driver of the GMC was pronounced deceased on scene. The Toyota’s two occupants were transported to UMC Trauma, where the passenger later died and the driver remains in critical condition.
Metro says these are the 46th and 47th traffic-related deaths in its jurisdiction.
Blue Diamond has reopened in both directions between Arville and Valley View.
The crash remains under investigation.