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Woman killed when car crashes into overpass wall

Updated Saturday, April 23, 2011 | 1:53 a.m.

Fatal crash

A 39-year-old Las Vegas woman was killed Friday night when she drove into the wall of an interstate overpass, Metro Police said.

The woman was driving a 1997 Buick LeSabre south on H Street at Bonanza Road about 8:20 p.m. when she failed to turn left or right and drove into a block retaining wall of the Interstate 15 overpass, police said.

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was dead at the scene, police said. Metro’s fatal unit was investigating.

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  1. Luckily, she did not kill an innocent person. Bonanza is a dangerous street for people running red lights. Maryland and Bonanza needs DUI check points and/or cameras. I have seen many people run that light.

  2. Whenever there is an accident reported in the newspaper, people scramble to be the first to assume DUI or texting/cell phone usage as the cause. What happened to good, old fashioned, poor driving skills? Or inattentiveness? Or sleepiness? Or mechanical failure? Or ... one of a million reasons that the government cannot ever protect you from.

    As for more Checkpoint Charlies to infringe on the rights of the many to catch the few? No, thank you.

  3. A friend of mine was killed thursday in an accident while his 16 year old was driving and made what should have been just a simple traffic mistake. Those sudden, unintended accidents can change the lives of those around you.
    Condolances to the family of the driver.
    Even a big safe car like a Buick Lesabre doesn't always assure protection in an accident.