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Woman becomes 68th Metro traffic fatality in 2024

Updated May 20, 2024 - 2:24 pm

An 84-year-old woman’s death marks the 68th traffic-related fatality in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction this year.

Carol Slaybaugh died four days after her 2012 Honda Accord struck a curb on March 2 as she was driving in the far west Las Vegas Valley at Far Hills Avenue west of Desert Foothills Drive.

Her death was announced Monday in a Metro news release.

The driver was injured because she was not restrained in her Accord when the vehicle struck the curb. She was taken to University Medical Center, Metro said in the release.

Metro’s collision investigation section did not respond to the crash because the injuries were not identified as life-threatening, the release said.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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