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Woman killed by suspected drunken driver in Las Vegas ID’d

Updated August 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified a woman who died Sunday after a suspected drunk driver stuck the car she was riding in near downtown Las Vegas.

Yurisma Carranza, 30, was in the back seat of a 2002 Toyota Highlander driven by 21-year-old Osvaldo Rangel-Sandoval traveling eastbound on Sahara Avenue around 4:45 a.m. Sunday when it was hit by a 2006 Chrysler 300 that ran a red light at the intersection with Boulder Highway, Las Vegas police said.

Christian Vasquez, 25, was believed to be impaired as he drove the Chrysler northbound on Boulder Highway and broadsided the Toyota, killing Carranza, police said.

A third occupant of the Toyota, 26-year-old Angelica Rangel-Sandoval, was taken to Sunrise Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Carranza’s cause and manner of death were still pending Monday morning. Angelica Rangel-Sandoval’s condition was unclear.

Vasquez, of Holtville, California, was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. He was booked in the Clark County Detention Center on Sunday, jail records show.

Vasquez faces one charge of driving under the influence resulting in death and remained in jail Monday without bail.

The crash marked the 82nd of 83 traffic-related fatalities under Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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