Teen killed in suspected DUI crash identified

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The coroner’s office confirms 16-year-old Makenzzi Lea Nix was killed in a crash on May 11 of multiple blunt force injuries.

Nix was in a truck with four other teenagers when it overturned on Sky Pointe Drive north of Kyle Canyon Road around 10 p.m. on Friday.

The driver, 19-year-old Nina Gateley, suffered major injuries. Police investigators said she displayed signs of impairment and charged her with driving under the influence. 

The death marks the 44th traffic-related fatality for LVMPD of 2018.

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