LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police say impairment is suspected in a single-vehicle crash on the Las Vegas Strip that left a 16-year-old dead. The incident occurred at the intersection of South Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue just before 9 a.m. Monday.
Police say the investigation indicates a 2017 Toyota Corolla was traveling at an excessive speed on westbound Sands. The 17-year-old driver reportedly lost control while navigating curves in the road.
The car traveled off Sands and crashed into a large concrete planter box.
The victim was in the front passenger seat. She was pronounced dead on scene.
Police say a blood draw search warrant was obtained after impairment was suspected.
The driver was transported to and booked at the Clark County Juvenile Hall.