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One dead after early morning crash in central Las Vegas

A 52-year-old North Las Vegas man was killed early Sunday in a crash in the central valley, Las Vegas police announced.

Officers were called just before 12:30 a.m. to South Decatur Boulevard, near West Sahara Avenue, where a 2013 Hyundai Tucson had slammed into a 1964 Volkswagen Beetle, the Metropolitan Police Department wrote in a release Sunday morning.

The Hyundai had been traveling south on Decatur when the driver of the Volkswagen made a left turn from northbound Decatur onto westbound Sahara, police wrote in a statement. The Hyundai struck the Volkswagen in the intersection.

The driver and sole occupant of the Volkswagen, a 52-year-old man from North Las Vegas, was taken to University Medical Center where he died, the statement said.

The driver and occupants of the Hyundai, two 24-year-old women and a 25-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. The driver did not show signs of impairment, police wrote.

The crash marked the 17th traffic-related death in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

The Clark County Coroner’s office will identify the driver of the Volkswagen after his family has been notified of his death.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com. Follow @lauxkimber on Twitter.

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