LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A car and an SUV crashed in the southeast valley Saturday, killing one person and injuring six others, Metro Police said.
The accident happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. at East Desert Inn Road and Cabana Drive, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
According to police, evidence at the scene and witness statements show that a Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Cabana Drive and a Toyota Highlander was traveling northbound.
For unknown reasons, the Toyota Corolla crossed into the northbound lane, crashing into the front of the Toyota Highlander, police said.
According to police, there were seven people inside the Toyota Highlander, including five juveniles. All occupants were taken to Sunrise Hospital for medical treatment.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla was also taken to Sunrise Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor, according to police.
This death marks the 12th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2023.