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December 19, 2014

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Girl, 3, killed in car crash wasn’t in proper child seat, police say

Police said 3-year-old Emily Kay was not properly restrained when she was killed in a Monday car accident.

The seat the Henderson girl was riding in is typically for children around 5 years old and was not designed for her height or weight, said Metro Police Officer Marcus Martin.

The accident occurred shortly after noon at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pebble Road, police said. Kay and a 29-year-old man were in a 2007 Nissan Maxima, heading southbound on Eastern Avenue through the intersection on a green light. That’s when the car Kay was riding in collided with a 2003 Lexus GX470, police said. The man and Kay were transported to University Medical Center in critical condition. The girl was later pronounced dead.

The 36-year-old Las Vegas woman driving the SUV was making a left turn from Eastern Avenue onto Pebble Road from the opposite direction. She was also transported to UMC; police said she suffered moderate injuries.

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  1. Poor kid. God rest her soul.

  2. Regardless if the child was in a proper seat or not doesn't relieve the other person for being held accountable for their action is causing this accident. These car seats do not guarantee life will be saved if in the correct seat they only provide a layer of saftey. However it has not been determind that the correct seat would have prevented death either.

    The loss of a young child always weighs heavy on my heart.

  3. wife was driving on eastern shortly after this accident occurred told me it was a pretty bad accident, based on current information the nissan had right of way and the lexus turned in front of it....regardless a child is dead, the baby seat could have made a big difference, that's why there are different sizes...given it was a head on, there may have been major head & neck issues to a 3.y.o...sad...

  4. Lets keep the fact that the signal indication for someone was not complied with, The first major reason this took place.