UPDATE: Las Vegas woman critically injured in crash at Tropicana, Nellis

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UPDATE: The driver involved in a June 23 crash at Tropicana Avenue and Nellis Boulevard has died, according to Metro police. Amanda Cook, 33, died at Sunrise Hospital on June 29. (Original story appears below.)


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 33-year-old Las Vegas woman was critically injured in a Tuesday morning crash at Tropicana Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

Amanda Cook was transported to Sunrise Hospital with a life-threatening head injury following a crash at about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Las Vegas police said on Wednesday that Cook failed to slow down as she approached a red traffic signal on westbound Tropicana.

Cook’s 2013 Hyundai collided with a 2015 GMC pickup that was stopped at the traffic light.

The GMC’s driver, a 42-year-old Las Vegas man, was not injured and remained at the scene.

Metro police said impairment was suspected on the part of the driver of the Hyundai. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.

The intersection was closed in all directions as police investigated.

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