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Woman dies following crash in the northeast Las Vegas Valley

A 26-year-old woman died after a car versus pedestrian crash in the northeast valley Thursday afternoon.

About 4:30 p.m., the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado lost control of his pickup and hit a pedestrian on the sidewalk on East Owens Avenue, near North Sandhill Road, according to a Metropolitan Police Department release.

It was raining, and the pickup slid as the 21-year-old driver tried to change lanes. The pickup turned clockwise and jumped the curb, the release said. The left side of the pickup hit the woman on the sidewalk and launched her into an undeveloped lot bordering Owens.

His Silverado stopped facing north across the sidewalk, the release said.

The woman was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition and later died about 5:15 p.m., police said. The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the woman after her family has been notified.

The driver didn’t appear impaired and stayed at the scene.

This marked the third fatality crash within Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

Staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this report.

Contact Jessica Terrones at jterrones@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @JessATerrones on Twitter.

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