April 23, 2010 - 11:00 pm
Woman, 85, killed
when car hits wall
An 85-year-old woman who might have had a medical episode died after driving her car through an intersection and into a brick wall in the northwest valley Friday.
Las Vegas police did not release her identity.
The incident occurred about 10 a.m. at Button Willow and High Range drives near Anasazi Drive and Sun City Boulevard. Police said the woman was driving south in an Infiniti G20 on High Range approaching Button Willow when the accident occurred.
A male passenger identified as Sherman Singer, 88, sustained serious injuries but survived the crash, police said.
The driver was transported to Summerlin Hospital Medical Center where she died.
Police said it was unknown whether a medical episode led to the collision.
Spring storms help pad
Reno-area water supply
April storms have helped maintain the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada and provided a cushion for the Reno area’s summer water supplies.
A snow survey taken April 1 showed the snowpack was about 90 percent of average.
But the National Weather Service in Reno reported Thursday that subsequent storms brought the snowpack up to normal or above-normal levels for the first time since the winter of 2005-06.