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Driver killed in northwest Las Vegas Valley crash identified

Updated October 11, 2018 - 5:20 pm

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified a 78-year-old man who died Wednesday morning following a crash in the northwest Las Vegas Valley.

He was George Chomakos of Las Vegas. It was initially reported by the Metropolitan Police Department that the man was a Henderson resident.

The deadly crash happened about 8:55 a.m. at Sun City and West Lake Mead boulevards, when a Toyota 4Runner driven by a 17-year-old girl turned left at the intersection into the path of Chomakos’ Dodge Charger, causing Chomakos to hit the front of the Toyota before veering off the road and hitting a traffic pole, police said. The other driver was not hospitalized.

It was the 108th traffic death investigated this year by Las Vegas police.

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