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Woman killed in northeast valley accident; teen arrested for DUI

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Updated: 11/02/2013 9:19 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- A 19-year-old woman passenger was killed and a driver was critically injured when a car she was riding in lost control and collided with a light pole  just after midnight Saturday in the northeast part of the valley.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving.

Metro reported that a 1997 Acura Integra and a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup were headed northbound at a high rate of speed on North Maryland Parkway when they lost control in a curve in the road near East Bonanza Road.

The victim was a passenger in the Acura that hit a light pole. The pickup hit the center median.

A 22-year-old male driving the Acura was critically injured and transported to UMC Trauma. The pickup driver suffered minor injuries.

The identity and cause of death of the victim will be released by the Clark County coroner's office.

The death is the 86th traffic fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.
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