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Woman who crashed into police vehicle in July dies at hospital

The driver who was hospitalized after she hit a patrol car and another vehicle in east Las Vegas last month has died, police said.

The 53-year-old woman, identified in police records as Renay Jewell, ran a red light at East Harmon Avenue and South Pecos Road while driving under the influence on July 19 and hit a Metropolitan Police Department patrol car and a 2014 Ford Fusion, police said.

Jewell was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Police said the officer driving the patrol vehicle, Veronica Arzate, 31, was taken to University Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.

The driver and passenger in the Fusion stayed at the scene as witnesses but were not injured in the crash, police said.

Records show that Jewell was arrested on a DUI charge.

Police were informed by the Clark County coroner’s office that the woman died at the hospital on July 27.

Contact Alexis Ford at aford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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