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3-year-old killed, driver seriously injured in head-on crash

Updated Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 | 9:20 p.m.

A 3-year-old girl was killed and a man was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries Monday following a head-on collision with a sport utility vehicle, Metro Police officials said.

The accident occurred shortly after noon at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pebble Road, police said.

A 2007 Nissan Maxima — which was carrying the 3-year-old child — was heading southbound on Eastern Avenue through the intersection on a green light when it collided with a 2003 Lexus GX470, police said.

The driver of the sedan, a 29-year-old Las Vegas man, was transported to UMC's Trauma Center in critical condition, police said. The 3-year-old girl was also transported to UMC Trauma, where she later died, police said.

The driver of the SUV — which was making a left from Eastern Avenue into Pebble Road from the opposite direction — suffered moderate injuries. The driver — a 36-year-old Las Vegas woman — was also transported to UMC Trauma, police said.

The accident — which led to Metro's seventh traffic-related fatality this year — remains under investigation.

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  1. I hate driving in this town. I an constantly slowing down for people who run lights and for people who cross in front of oncoming traffic, when they should be yielding. What is the rush?

  2. It's day 14 of the new year. Already 7 fatalities. So sad. My heart breaks for this child. Killed by someone's insensitivity to other drivers.

  3. I hear that HALF of the hit-and-runs in metro California are due to ILLEGALS not sticking around to face deportation. Nevada "prides" itself by being much like California. How many of these "accidents" are caused by illegals who are unwilling and unable to read the road signs, follow the laws?

  4. <<The driver of the SUV -- which was making a left from Eastern Avenue into Pebble Road from the opposite direction -- suffered moderate injuries. The driver -- a 36-year-old Las Vegas woman -->>

    Chances are the driver of the SUV was talking on her cell phone.

  5. lexus 470 has Blue tooth hands free