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1 dead, 2 in critical condition after North Las Vegas crash

Updated May 17, 2021 - 8:50 pm

A 24-year-old man driving a car carrying two passengers was killed when the vehicle slammed into a pole in North Las Vegas on Sunday evening.

The crash happened at about 5:06 p.m. when a Chevrolet SUV crashed into a “traffic control light pole” near Lake Mead Boulevard and North Fifth Street, North Las Vegas police spokesman Alexander Cuevas said. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the driver Monday as Martin Martinez-Parga, of Las Vegas.

Both passengers were critically injured and taken to University Medical Center, Cuevas said. Both were men.

Investigators consider speed a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information may contact the North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Alexis Ford at aford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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