Las Vegas: Fatal accident involving three vehicles

Number: 1 Driver: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas , NV Age: 73 Female
Vehicle Information: 1996 Lincoln Towncar

Number: 2 Driver: Unoccupied Injury: N/A
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: N/A
Vehicle Information: 2000 Toyota

Number: 3 Driver: Vassconcelos, Karla Injury: Moderate
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 44 Female
Vehicle Information: 2001 Nissan Altima

On January 1, 2013, at approximately 12:41 PM, an Auto / Auto / Auto  traffic collision occurred on West Flamingo Road east of South Wynn Road. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate a 1996 Lincoln Town-car was traveling south through the parking lot of  the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino when the operator lost control of the vehicle. The Lincoln sideswiped the rear of an unoccupied parked vehicle before it drove through a landscaped border of the parking lot and out onto Flamingo Rd. The Lincoln traveled southbound across the westbound lanes of Flamingo Rd and impacted a westbound Nissan Altima. The operator of the Nissan and Lincoln were transported to UMC Trauma. The operator of the Nissan had moderate injuries and the operator of the Lincoln was pronounce dead after arrival at the hospital. It is unknown at this time if the operator of the Lincoln died as a result of injuries sustained from the collision or from a medical condition. The cause of death will be determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD’s Accident Investigation Section.

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