Las Vegas woman charged in fatal crash

A 20-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested Sunday morning after running a red light, crashing into a car and causing a death near the intersection of Torrey Pines Drive and Lone Mountain Road, Las Vegas police said.

Laura Bryner was arrested Sunday on recommended charges of felony driving under the influence causing a death and felony reckless driving, police said.

Bryner was driving a Chevrolet Blazer about 1:51 a.m. Sunday southbound on Torrey Pines when she ran a red light at a high rate of speed and entered the intersection, striking a BMW that had a green light and was traveling eastbound on Lone Mountain, police said.

The driver of the BMW, whose identity was withheld by police, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the victim was a 51-year-old man from Las Vegas.

Bryner was taken to University Medical Center and treated for minor injuries. Police said Bryner was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after being released from the hospital.

$150,000 IN DAMAGE

Vandalism suspected in fire at vacant home

A house near Torrey Pines Drive and U.S. 95 burned Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, the Las Vegas Fire Department said.

Authorities think the fire might have been started by vandals because the home was vacant and its utilities were turned off, the Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called about 2:49 p.m. to the house, at 104 Joyce Way, the department said. Authorities think the fire began in the lower level and then moved to the second story. The Fire Department said neighbors told investigators the home had been vacant for about six weeks.


Man killed in attempt to jump onto train

A man was killed when he tried to hop onto a slow-moving freight train in Sparks, officers said.

The man grabbed the ladder of a train car and slipped while trying to step onto it Saturday night, witnesses said. He fell under the train and died of injuries to his lower body.

The eastbound train was traveling at about 3 to 5 mph, the Reno Gazette-Journal said Sunday on its Web site.


Police say teen’s death probably accidental

The death of an 18-year-old woman found floating in Lake Tahoe appears to be accidental, officers said.

But police said they are waiting for autopsy results for Deyana Loranca of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Loranca, a 2007 graduate of South Tahoe High School, was found early Friday morning.

Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Friends described her as a kind, generous person who had landed a job and planned to attend college soon.

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