Las Vegas: Fatal Traffic Collision in Rusell Road at Pecos

Las Vegas: Fatal Traffic Collision in Rusell Road at Pecos
Number: 1 Driver: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 46
Vehicle Information: 2002 Nissan Maxima

Number: 2 Driver: Mulkey, Carol Injury: Minor
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 45
Vehicle Information: 2008 Cadillac STS

On April 12, 2013 at approximately 8:11 a.m., a fatal injury auto / auto / fixed object traffic collision occurred in the intersection of Russell Road at Pecos Road. The 2002 Nissan Maxima was observed committing multiple traffic violations moments earlier by an LVMPD Patrol Officer in the area of Sandhill Road and Rawhide Street. The Officer attempted to catch up to the Nissan to make a traffic stop. The Nissan turned onto Russell Road, crossed over the center line and traveled west in the eastbound lanes. The Nissan entered the intersection with Pecos Road against a red traffic signal. A 2008 Cadillac was stopped facing east at a red traffic signal and was struck by the Nissan. The Nissan traveled off the roadway and struck a large utility pole. The driver of the
Nissan was transported to Sunrise Trauma Center from the scene by ambulance. The driver of the 2008 Cadillac had minor injuries and remained at the scene. The driver of the 2002 Nissan Maxima was pronounced dead by medical personnel at Sunrise Trauma Center. This is the 39th traffic related fatality in the LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2013. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.

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