A woman has died more than a week after a collision between a semi-truck and a passenger car in the southwest Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported late Sunday.
The May 31 crash involved a Honda Civic, with three people, and a semitrailer hauling double trailers on Blue Diamond Road.
NHP identified the woman as Jacqueline Abarca, 23, from Las Vegas. In a statement, NHP’s Jason Buratczuk said Abarca, a front-seat passenger, “succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash” and died at University Medical Center.
The male driver remains in critical condition, Buratczuk said.
Also, the Highway Patrol said the Honda Civic “was being driven in a reckless manner” on Blue Diamond and struck the semi going 88 mph in a 55 mph zone.
A 3-year-old child strapped in a car seat in the rear of the Honda Civic sustained no major injuries.
The crash, which closed part of Blue Diamond for several hours, was reported about 10:45 a.m. near Blue Diamond and Torrey Pines, according to the highway patrol.
The NHP said the collision occurred when the semitrailer attempted to turn left from westbound Blue Diamond to go southbound on Torrey Pines. The car, a 2013 Honda Civic traveling east on Blue Diamond, struck the second trailer with such force that the roof of the car was sheared off.
Buratczuk said no charges have been filed, and impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
A previous version of this story misspelled Jacqueline Abarca’s last name.