GRANDFATHER CALLED 911
Toddler drowns in residential pool
A 2-year-old child who drowned in a residential pool was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital, Las Vegas police said.
Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Jose Montoya said the child’s grandfather called 911 at 2:30 p.m. and said the toddler was not breathing after being found in the pool. The call was made from a residence at 4144 Ridgewood Ave., near Tropicana Avenue and U.S. Highway 95.
Montoya said the grandfather was not sure how long the child had been in the pool. He added that a family member tried to resuscitate the child.
The child was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and was pronounced dead, police said.
PRONOUNCED DEAD AT SCENE
Driver dies after car overturns, ejects him
A motorist was killed early Tuesday when his car overturned and he was ejected onto a patch of land near the Red Rock Canyon visitors center.
The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. when the man in his 20s was traveling north on state Route 159, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Kevin Honea said.
Investigators believe the man abruptly steered his Toyota sedan to the left and over-corrected, which caused the vehicle to overturn, Honea said.
The man was launched from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Honea said it appeared the man wasn’t wearing his seat belt.
Man identified who died after car fell
The man who died after the vehicle he was working on fell on him on Thursday has been identified as 32-year-old Gerardo J. Lopez.
Police said the accident occurred about 12:45 p.m. when Lopez was performing maintenance on a 1995 Honda Civic. The car was parked on the dirt shoulder of Walnut Road, north of Lake Mead Boulevard.
The car was up on jack stands when it became unstable and fell, police said. The incident is under investigation.