Coroner IDs 2 who died after separate Henderson crashes

The 78-year-old man and the 92-year-old woman who died after separate car crashes in Henderson have been identified.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified Las Vegas resident Louis Guastella as the man who died on Saturday after being hit by a car a few days earlier.

Guastella was being dropped off at the main entrance of Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway, by his nephew about 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 18.

His nephew noticed him on the ground and got out to check on him, but the car was not in park, Henderson police said. The car then rolled backward over Guastella.

He was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with injuries that did not seem life-threatening at the time, police said. Guastella died a few days later.

Police said foul play is not suspected but the case is still under investigation.

Lolita Turnbeaugh, 92, of Henderson died Thursday morning after a car crash on Sunday near Lake Mead Parkway and Atlantic Avenue, according to the coroner’s office.

She was a passenger in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee westbound on Lake Mead that was struck by a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup about 7 p.m.

Turnbeaugh was taken to Sunrise Hospital with injuries that also did not initially appear life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the pickup, a 49-year-old woman, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, police said. A preliminary investigation showed that alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash.

Contact reporter Cassandra Taloma at or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @CassandraTaloma.

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