Las Vegas: Fatal car accident on Charleston & Rainbow

Las Vegas: Fatal car accident on Charleston & RainbowREPORTING DETECTIVES: P. Rooney / R. Tusko / K. Tomaso / Sgt. R. Strader
TYPE OF ACCIDENT: Auto / RTC “Deuce” Bus
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Charleston Boulevard east of Rainbow Boulevard
DATE OF ACCIDENT: 1/28/2013 TIME: 1:57 PM EVENT #: 120128‐2376
Number: 1 Driver: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal

Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 23 Female
Vehicle Information: 2004 Ford Taurus

Number: 2 Driver: Lewis, Gregory Injury: None
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 59 Male
Vehicle Information: 2007 RTC “Deuce” Passenger Bus

Passenger: Silvas, Mercedes Injury: Minor
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 43 Female

Passenger: Keeble, Loryn Injury: Minor
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 22 Female

Passenger: Reynolds, Anthony Injury: Minor
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 54 Male

COLLISION DETAILS:

On January 28, 2013, at approximately 1:57 PM, an Auto/ Bus fatal injury traffic collision occurred on Charleston Boulevard east of the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate the 2004 Ford was traveling eastbound in the right travel lane of Charleston Boulevard east of the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard when it rear‐ended the nearly full 2007 RTC “Deuce” Bus. The Bus was stopped in the right travel lane of eastbound Charleston Boulevard, approximately 187 feet east of Rainbow Boulevard, at a designated “Bus Stop” unloading passengers when the front right of the Ford struck the left rear of the Bus. The driver of the Ford was transported to UMC Trauma with critical injuries. Five passengers from the Bus were also transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. None of the other passengers requested medical attention. The driver of the Ford was later pronounced dead at UMC Trauma by attending medical personnel. This is the 14th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2013. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.

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