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FATAL CAR CRASH

Las Vegas couple killed in two-vehicle collision

An elderly Las Vegas couple died in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon on Rainbow Boulevard north of Alta Drive, Las Vegas police said.

An 84-year-old woman was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus station wagon northbound on Rainbow and was turning left onto White Sands Avenue when her car was struck by a 1995 Cadillac Seville that was southbound on Rainbow about 4:30 p.m., police said.

The 26-year-old man who was driving the Cadillac, Jason Goody of Las Vegas, could not stop his car before it struck the passenger side of the Ford, Sgt. Tracy McDonald said.

The driver of the Ford and her 82-year-old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, McDonald said.

He said Goody was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries.

The crash was believed to have been caused by the driver of the Ford failing to yield the right of way, McDonald said.

SUNNY FORECAST

Light rain recorded at Las Vegas airport

Light rain fell around the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday night but the rest of the week is expected to be sunny with highs in the mid-70s.

The National Weather Service reported that McCarran International Airport, the official weather recording station for Las Vegas, received 0.03 of an inch of rain by about 7:30 p.m. The last time there was measurable rain at McCarran was on Sept. 22, when 0.32 of an inch of rain was recorded.

Las Vegas remains far below its normal precipitation amount for the year. From Jan. 1 through Nov. 10, the valley had received 2.05 inches of rain. The annual average for the same time period is 3.89 inches, the weather service reported.

 

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