LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- A driver was killed this morning after smashing into a light pole on South Town Center Drive near Havenwood Lane.
The accident was reported to Metro just before 4:50 a.m.
Investigating police say a 2009 Toyota Matrix was traveling southbound on Town Center Drive approaching Havenwood Lane when it crossed the center line of the roadway onto the raised center median.
The Toyota continued southbound on the median and the front of the vehicle struck a fixed street lamp post. The street lamp was broken at the base and fell into the northbound lanes of Town Center Drive.
The Toyota came to rest facing north in the southbound left turn lane of Town Center Drive.
The operator of the 2009 Toyota Matrix was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel.
This is the 52nd traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2013. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.
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