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Las Vegas man killed in collision with police car identified

The Clark County coroner’s officer has identified a Las Vegas man who was killed when he crashed into a Las Vegas police patrol vehicle.

Andrew Johnson, 31, died at the scene after he rear-ended a Metropolitan Police Department vehicle early Wednesday near Las Vegas Boulevard South and Serene Avenue.

The Metro officer who was rear-ended while waiting at a light was released from the hospital Wednesday, police said. No additional information on the officer’s condition was available early Thursday.

Because the crash involved a civilian fatality and a Metro officer, the Henderson Police Department took over the investigation, Metro said in a statement.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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