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August 19, 2014

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Passenger who died in crash with dump truck identified

Fatal crash

A man who was killed in a collision with a 2005 Kenworth dump truck in the southwestern Las Vegas Valley Friday has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man who was fatally injured as 27-year-old Steven Baach of Las Vegas. He died of multiple blunt force traumatic injuries in the accident, a coroner's office spokeswoman said.

The suspected drunk driver, 29-year-old Michael Baach of Las Vegas, who was driving the 2006 Ford sedan at the time of the collision, was booked in abstenia into the Clark County Detention Center for felony DUI with death related to alcohol, Metro Police said.

Michael Baach was taken to the University Medical Center in critical condition after the 7:24 p.m. Friday crash at Buffalo Drive and Cactus Avenue, police said. Steven Baach was a passenger in the Ford, police said.

Investigators said the Ford sedan, which was southbound on Buffalo, tried to make a left turn onto Cactus but was struck by a northbound dump truck, police said.

The driver of the truck wasn't able to stop before colliding with the Ford on its passenger side.

The driver of the dump truck, 33-year-old Enforcer Torres of Las Vegas, suffered minor injuries. This is the 26th fatal crash this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.

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