A 9-year-old boy was killed and another young boy hospitalized with critical injuries Monday morning after a car crash in the eastern valley, police said.
Metropolitan Police Department officers arrived just after 9 a.m. to the intersection of Broadbent Boulevard and Cherry Street, near the Clark County Wetlands Park. Police spokesman Larry Hadfield said the 9-year-old later died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
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The 2014 Chrysler van the children were in was not equipped with back seats and the children were not wearing seat belts.
The van’s driver was making a U-turn from Cherry Street’s northbound lanes at the intersection of Broadbent when a Ford F-150 hit the van’s right side. The drivers of the truck suffered minor injuries and the driver of the van suffered moderate injuries, police said.
This is the 122nd traffic-related death in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.