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Police suspect racing caused crash that killed Henderson woman

A woman killed in deadly crash Tuesday in the western Las Vegas Valley has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Shirley Roush, 68, of Henderson was a passenger in a 2016 Kia Rio sedan when it was struck by a 1993 Honda Civic sedan about 8:45 a.m. on Peacock Avenue, between Alta Drive and Charleston Boulevard, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police said the Honda Civic was traveling north on South Buffalo Drive when the driver lost control, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with the Kia, which was entering the roadway from Peacock Avenue. The impact spun the Kia into the southbound lanes of Peacock, where it was struck by a Ford van.

Metro is asking for the public’s help in finding a red vehicle that was possibly racing the Honda, according to witnesses.

Three people were hospitalized at University Medical Center, where Roush died, police said.

The coroner’s office had not yet determined the cause of death.

This is the 85th fatality investigated by Metro’s traffic unit this year.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s traffic investigation section at 702-828-3128 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Isabelle Delgado at idelgado@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @izzydd_ on Twitter.

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