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Coroner’s office identifies crash victim

The woman killed Monday night in a three-vehicle crash while exiting U.S. Highway 95 at Lake Mead Boulevard has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Joyce G. Kirsch.

The 65-year-old Woodland Hills, Calif., resident was driving onto the offramp of northbound U.S. 95 about 8:15 p.m. Monday when she hit a wall, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

Her Chevrolet sedan then was rear-ended by a car that pushed her onto Lake Mead, where a third vehicle clipped her, the patrol said.

Kirsch died at University Medical Center, but the cause of her death was still pending.

No one else was injured in the collisions.


Pedestrian struck by semi was LV woman

The pedestrian struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 95 near Laughlin early Monday has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Irma Rosales.

The 44-year-old Las Vegas woman was struck as the truck traveled south at 5:36 a.m., Las Vegas police said.

The cause of death was still pending by the coroner’s office.


Man shot, killed by LV police identified

The man shot and killed downtown by Las Vegas police Saturday has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Edmundo Del Valle.

Police said officers stopped the 35-year-old Las Vegas man for jaywalking about 4:40 a.m. at 11th and Fremont streets. They said it appeared Devalle had a black semiautomatic weapon at his side.

After not following officers’ commands, Devalle got into a kneeling position to fire at them, police said. Officers then shot and killed him, police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said.

Devalle died of multiple gunshot wounds in what the coroner’s office ruled a homicide.

The officers involved have been identified as James Burt, 34, Karl Knowles, 27, and Andrew Parrish, 31. Burt and Parrish have been with the department since 2005 and Knowles since 2001.

The officers were placed on paid administrative leave pending results of an investigation.


School district ordered to hand over e-mails

The Clark County School District must release a year’s worth of School Board members’ e-mail records at no charge to Karen Gray, a Henderson resident who is researching school law, District Judge Susan Johnson has decided.

In a ruling released Friday, the judge rejected school officials’ argument that a fee was needed to discourage nuisance requests, saying that the law favored public disclosure and Gray’s request was "focused and direct."

The district has 30 days to comply with the court order.

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