Fatal Traffic Collision #85 / EV#120919-1537 / Sahara Ave-Las Verdes St / Moped-Box Truck

On September 19, 2012 at approximately 10:32 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on Sahara Avenue, 177 feet east of Las Verdes Street. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate a 1995 Freightliner box truck was eastbound on Sahara Avenue, east of Las Verdes Street, stopped in traffic. A 2007 Shanghai moped was also eastbound on Sahara Avenue, approaching the rear of the Freightliner. The moped failed to decrease speed and
collided into the rear end of the Freightliner resulting in minor damage. The operator of the moped was transported to UMC Trauma Center and later pronounced dead by medical personnel. This was the 85th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2012. The case remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.

REPORTING DETECTIVES: K. Tomaso / R. Tusko / P. Rooney / Sgt R. Strader
TYPE OF ACCIDENT: Moped / Box Truck
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Sahara Avenue / Las Verdes Street
DATE OF ACCIDENT: 09/19/2012 TIME: 10:32 a.m. EVENT #: 120919‐1537
Number: 1 Driver: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Reno, Nevada Age: 26 Male
Vehicle Information: 2007 Shanghai JM‐Star (49cc moped)
Number: 2 Driver: Laird, Lamarr Injury: None
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 25 Male
Vehicle Information: 1995 Freightliner FL70 Box Truck

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