On August 11, 2012 at approximately 6:42 a.m., an auto/semi truck traffic collision occurred on Gowan Road west of Shermcrest Way. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate the Ford Mustang was traveling west on Gowan when the vehicle went to the right side of the road and struck the rear of the tractor trailer parked on the north side of Gowan.
The front of the Mustang struck the rear of the parked trailer causing major damage to the Mustang and minor damage to the trailer. The driver of the Mustang was pronounced dead on scene. The driver’s identification and exact cause of death is pending an examination by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. This is the 74th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for the year 2012. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.