Crash kills woman on motorized scooter
A 78-year-old woman was killed Sunday morning when her motorized scooter was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder on Sahara Avenue, officials said.
Witnesses said the woman was crossing Sahara at the Maroney Avenue intersection, near Maryland Parkway, at 9:46 a.m. when the Nissan, driven by 48-year-old Manuel Avila, struck her scooter.
The woman, whose identity was not released on Sunday, was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Avila was not injured.
Las Vegas police are investigating the crash.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Trooper’s firing upheld for ‘egregious’ conduct
A state hearings officer has upheld the firing of a veteran Nevada Highway Patrol trooper from Fallon for making advances toward a woman at a New Year’s Eve party while he was on duty.
Trooper James Steele’s conduct at the Dec. 31, 2007, party and in the Churchill County sheriff’s dispatch center six days later was termed “egregious” by officer Bill Kockenmeister.
According to the decision issued Thursday, Steele made sexual comments and advances toward a sheriff’s dispatcher at the party, where he spent more than two hours even though he was on duty.
Steele said termination was too severe with his 13 years of good service. He also cited another instance in which two employees had sex and were not fired.
Three dead after crash involving ambulance
Police in Arizona say three people are dead after a crash involving an ambulance and two other vehicles.
Police say witnesses told investigators that a speeding car ran a red light and struck an ambulance in a Tucson intersection Sunday. The force of the crash knocked the ambulance onto its side, and both vehicles struck a pickup stopped at the red light.
Police say a 71-year-old man in the ambulance died at the scene.
Police say the driver of the car, 20, and a passenger, 25, died. Two other passengers were taken to a hospital.