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Las Vegas woman killed in car crash

An 88-year-old woman was killed today after the compact car she was riding in was struck by a pickup truck.

Las Vegas police said the woman was the right rear passenger in a 2003 Toyota Echo that was making a left turn onto northbound Durango Drive from Charleston Boulevard at 10:17 a.m.

The Toyota turned left on a "permissive green signal" when it was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado traveling west on Charleston, according to police.

The driver of the truck, 64-year-old Javier Ascasibar of Las Vegas, was unable to stop before striking the car, police said. He suffered minor injuries.

All four occupants of the Toyota were taken to University Medical Center, where Shirley Oi of Las Vegas died of her injuries. The three other passengers, which were other family members of Oi, suffered minor injuries.

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