Las Vegas: Fatal Vehicle Collision

Las Vegas: Fatal Vehicle Collision

Number: 1 Driver: Kahalewai, Joelle Injury: Serious
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 18 Female
Vehicle Information: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

Passenger: Diaz, Jessie Injury: Serious
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 46 Female

Passenger: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: Unk Male

Number: 2 Driver: Telan, Dante Injury: Minor
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 59 Male
Vehicle Information: 2004 Toyota Tacoma

On June 30, 2013, at approximately 1:51 am, a fatal injury traffic collision occurred on Sahara Avenue west of Sloan Lane. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling eastbound on Sahara Avenue, approximately 600 feet west of Sloan Lane. For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet lost control and began sliding towards the south curb where it left the roadway. The Chevrolet collided with a parked 2004 Toyota Tacoma, occupied by a security guard watching the NV Energy, Winterwood Substation.

Both drivers were transported to Sunrise Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Both passengers from the Chevrolet were transported to UMC Trauma. The front seat passenger was admitted with serious injuries. The back seat passenger succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital personnel. This is the 47th 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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