2 women die from Laughlin plane crash injuries

Two women who were injured in a plane crash Sunday evening in Laughlin died Wednesday, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

They were 64-year-old Evelyn Walker, of Avondale, Ariz., and 58-year-old Diana Soto, of Goodyear, Ariz. Avondale and Goodyear are near Phoenix.

A third person, who survived crash, was identified by the Laughlin Nevada Times as Gregory Torres. He remained in “fair” condition at University Medical Center, a hospital administrator said Saturday evening.

Evelyn Walker and Soto died Wednesday at UMC from thermal burns due to the plane crash, the coroner’s office said Saturday. Their deaths were ruled an accident.

they were the second and third deaths in the plane crash. Evelyn Walker’s husband, 72-year-old James Walker, died Sunday at the scene of the crash, fire officials said.

He was identified Friday by the coroner’s office. The cause and manner of his death were not immediately available, the coroner’s office said.

The Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas police responded to the crash, which occurred about 100 miles south of Las Vegas just before 6 p.m. Sunday in Laughlin’s Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area.

Evelyn Walker, Diana Soto and Torres were taken by helicopter to area hospitals, the Clark County Fire Department said.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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