July 5, 2017 - 5:26 pm
Updated July 5, 2017 - 7:10 pm
A 22-year-old woman died after a crash from the Sunset Road offramp at the 215 Beltway in the southwest valley Wednesday, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
At about 3 p.m., a silver Toyota Camry was traveling west on Sunset Road and collided with a white Ford F-150 that was traveling south on the 215 Beltway and Sunset Road offramp, Highway Patrol spokesman Jason Buratczuk said.
Witnesses said the Ford driver ran a red light and struck the Toyota on the passenger side and caused the Ford to overturn, Buratczuk said.
The driver of the Toyota was transferred to University Medical Center, where she died, Buratzcuk said.
“The driver of the Ford fled the scene on foot,” he said. “We found him in the parking lot of Southern Hills Hospital.”
The driver of the Ford, a 29-year-old man, has been arrested and booked into Clark County Detention Center, Highway Patrol spokeswoman Chelsea Stuenkel said. The exact charges are still pending.
Evidence at the scene suggested that the female driver of the Toyota was not wearing a seat belt.
“I would expect it to be shut down for two hours, maybe three.” Buratzcuk said at about 4:30 p.m.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident, he said.
The Clark County coroner’s office will release the woman’s identity once next of kin has been notified.
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