UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim in suspected DUI crash at Rampart, Charleston

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Joseph Frederick Strong, 50, as the victim in a suspected DUI crash in the west valley on Nov. 24. His death was ruled an accident.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Rampart and Charleston around 11 p.m.

According to police, a white Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Charleston and ran the red light at the intersection with Rampart.

The Honda collided with a Toyota Tacoma that was making a left turn from eastbound Charleston to northbound Rampart on a green light.

The front of the Honda struck the right front of the Toyota, resulting in major damage to both vehicles, LVMPD stated in a news release.

Strong succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was pronounced dead. The 36-year-old driver of the Honda sustained moderate injuries and was transported to UMC Trauma for further medical attention.

The driver of the Honda, identified by police as Jeremy Johnson, showed signs of impairment and was arrested for applicable offenses.

Strong’s death marks the 90th traffic-related death in the LVMPD’s jurisdiction for this year.

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