UPDATE: Victim identified from Tuesday early morning fatal crash on US95, Decatur Boulevard

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The victim of a Tuesday early morning fatal crash on US95 and Decatur Boulevard has been identified as 28-year-old Raquel Maureen Taylor from Las Vegas. The Clark County Coroner ruled her death an accident, caused by blunt trauma.

Preliminary investigation shows that on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at approximately 4:16 a.m., a black Jaguar XF was traveling northbound on US95 approaching Decatur Boulevard.

For reasons unknown, the Jaguar vehicle failed to handle the curve in the roadway and entered the left shoulder and struck the median barrier wall, overturned, and continued northbound on US95 while on its roof.

Upon coming to rest in the northbound travel lanes beneath the Decatur Boulevard overpass, both occupants exited the Jaguar and attempted to retrieve personal items from within the car.

The NHP report details that at the same time, a white Ford F150 pickup truck traveling northbound on US95 struck both occupants as well as the Jaguar.

The adult female driver and lone occupant of the Ford were transported to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

The adult female driver of the Jaguar was transported to UMC Trauma in Critical condition.

The adult female passenger in the Jaguar, now identified as Raquel Maureen Taylor succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command’s 52nd fatal crash resulting in 58 fatalities for the year 2020.

This is an ongoing investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY

A woman was killed and another critically injured when both returned to their crashed vehicle and were struck by a pickup truck.

The deadly crash happened in the northbound lanes of U.S. 95 near Decatur around 4:11 a.m.

According to NHP Trooper Travis Smacka, the two women were in a Jaguar that hit a median and rolled on the freeway. The two women, who were helped out of the vehicle by a good samaritan, returned to the crashed car to retrieve personal items and were hit by an Ford F-150 pick up truck.

One woman who had been the passenger in the Jaguar was killed, the other woman who had been the driver was critically injured, Smacka said.

The woman driving the truck suffered minor injuries. NHP does not suspect any impairment in this crash.

Shortly after 8 a.m., NHP gave an update that US 95 northbound could be closed to 9:30 or a bit later. All lanes have now opened.

Motorists are advised to find an alternate route.

This investigation is ongoing.

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