Northwest valley traffic crash leaves one person dead

One person is dead after a Saturday morning crash in the northwest valley.

At about 11:40 a.m. Saturday a Chrysler 300 and Toyota Prius collided at the intersection of West Craig Road and Tenaya Way, the Metropolitan Police Department said. A westbound Chrysler turned left and crashed into a Prius, which had been traveling eastbound on Craig Road.

An 84-year-old passenger in the Prius, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, died later at University Medical Center, police said.

The Prius’ driver was taken to University Medical Center with survivable injuries, Metro said. The Chrysler’s driver had minor injuries but stayed on scene. He showed no signs of impairment, Metro said.

Metro’s fatal crash detail is investigating. This is the 75th traffic-related fatality investigated by Metro in 2017.

The Clark County Coroner’s office will identify the person who died after family is notified.

Contact Max Michor at or 702-383-0381. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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