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Victim of crash involving off-duty trooper identified

The woman killed when an off-duty Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant crashed his truck into the car she was riding in has been identified as 49-year-old Ying H. Warren of Las Vegas.

Warren was riding in the passenger seat of a 1991 Toyota Cressida that was heading south on Rainbow Boulevard south of Hacienda Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the car was hit by a 2003 Ford F-150 driven by Edward Lattin.

Lattin, 46, was off duty when he was driving south on Rainbow, north of Tropicana Avenue. His vehicle left the roadway and hit a lightpole before he drove through the intersection, according to Las Vegas police.

After driving through the intersection, Lattin drove back onto the curb on the west side of the street before crossing all three southbound lanes into the center turn lane, where the Toyota was preparing to turn left.

Lattin failed to slow down before driving over the right side of the Toyota’s trunk and roof. The truck flipped onto its side, and the Toyota moved into the path of a Chevrolet S-10 that was heading north on Rainbow.

Lattin is believed to have had a diabetic episode while driving, which triggered the accident, according to Las Vegas police. Lattin took a blood draw test to check for alcohol in his system, according to police.

Lattin and the driver of the Toyota suffered moderate injuries and were taken to University Medical Center, along with Warren, who was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

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