Impairment suspected in crash on Las Vegas Strip that left teen dead

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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.

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