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January 30, 2015

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Man, 18, arrested for DUI in crash that kills woman, 24

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Kevin Miranda

Fatal crash

UPDATED STORY: Woman, 24, killed in crash with suspected drunken driver ID’ed

An 18-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested in connection with driving under the influence this morning after a crash that left a 24-year-old woman dead.

Metro Police responded at 1:13 a.m. to the crash at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Flamingo Road. Investigators said a Pontiac Sunfire was making a left turn from eastbound Flamingo to northbound Rainbow on a green traffic signal.

A Dodge pickup truck southbound on Rainbow then failed to stop for a red traffic signal, colliding with the left side of the Pontiac, police said.

The 24-year-old woman driving the Pontiac was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver of the pickup truck, Kevin Miranda, 18, of Las Vegas, wasn't injured. Police said he had consumed alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in connection with two counts of felony DUI with alcohol.

A passenger in the pickup truck, a 17-year-old Las Vegas girl, was taken to UMC with minor injuries, police said

The victim's name hasn't been released. This is the 82nd fatal traffic collision this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.

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