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Two dead, teen critical, 1 jailed in 2 overnight accidents

North Las Vegas police say the driver of the bronze Saturn ran a stop sign at 12:55 a.m. Sunday hitting a white Camry at West Washburn and Goldfield. The man driving the Camry died at the scene and a female passenger was ejected and landed about 80 feet from the point of collision. She was last reported to be in critical condition. (Marvin Clemons)
North Las Vegas police say the driver of the bronze Saturn ran a stop sign at 12:55 a.m. Sunday hitting a white Camry at West Washburn and Goldfield. The man driving the Camry died at the scene and a female passenger was ejected and landed about 80 feet from the point of collision. She was last reported to be in critical condition. (Marvin Clemons)
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Updated: 5/12/2013 5:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- Two people were killed overnight in traffic accidents, including a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash in Las Vegas where the driver is being sought.

The other accident killed a 17-year-old in North Las Vegas and left a 13-year-old fighting for her life after being ejected from the car.

The first accident occurred just before 11 p.m. at Jones Boulevard and Saddle Avenue (just north of West Flamingo Road) when a 2004 silver Nissan Exterra crossing Jones struck a 50-year-old pedestrian who died about 90 minutes later at UMC.

Metro reported the Exterra did not stop, but was recovered a short time later south of Jones and Flamingo.

No gender was released for the victim. The traffic fatality was the 42nd of the year in Metro's jurisdiction.

Anybody with information about the accident is urged to call Metro's accident investigation section at (702) 828-3786 or, to remain, anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-555 or go to crimestoppersofnv.com.

The Clark County coroner was conducting an autopsy on Sunday and will release the name of the victim and exact cause of death after all relatives have been notified.

The North Las Vegas accident occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday at Washburn Road and Goldfield Street, said Traffic Division Lt. Randy Salyer.

Killed was North Las Vegas resident Jahlonn Williams.

A news release said Douglas Bruce, an 18-year-old North Las Vegas resident, was driving a bronze Saturn north on Goldfield and ran the stop sign at Washburn and hit a white Toyota Camry that was westbound on Washburn.

Williams, the driver, died at the scene while the unidentified 13-year-old female, who Salyer said was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and thrown about 80 feet. She was reported in extremely critical condition late Sunday afternoon at UMC.

Bruce suffered minor injuries and was arrested on traffic charges that include failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to use due care, no insurance and no registration. Bruce could face additional charges after the investigation is complete. Salyer, who was in charge of the investigation, said speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.

Parts of the vehicles came to rest about 200 feet or more from the point of impact. One of the wheels of the Saturn was sheared off while the left side of the Camry was pushed in nearly to the middle of the car.

The death was the sixth traffic fatality of 2013 in North Las Vegas.


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