Woman killed in Sunday night crash

An 18-year-old Las Vegas woman died Sunday night when the Ford Taurus she was driving was struck by a pickup truck on Shelbourne Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas police said.

The woman and two teenage passengers were turning off the southbound lane of Shelbourne Avenue onto Las Vegas Boulevard around 7:56 p.m. Sunday when the collision occurred.

The driver of the Ford pickup truck was crossing Las Vegas Boulevard as the other driver pulled away from the stop sign.

The 18-year-old victim, who was not identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers in her vehicle were transported to University Medical Center with moderate to critical injuries, police say.

The driver of the Ford pickup, 22-year-old Tasha Stewart-Irwin, and the three young passengers in her vehicle were uninjured.

The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Accident Investigation Section. It is the second traffic-related fatality in the agency’s jurisdiction this year.


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