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Las Vegas woman facing DUI charges in fatal crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas woman is facing a number of DUI charges in a Thanksgiving night time crash in the west valley that killed one other woman and injured a number of others, Metro police mentioned.

Tierra Richardson, 24, of Las Vegas, was impaired when she lost management of her 2003 Nissan Altima on southbound South Fort Apache Road, close to Red Hills Road, simply earlier than 11 p.m., Las Vegas Metropolitan Police mentioned.

Her automobile struck the middle median after which entered the northbound lanes of South Fort Apache the place it struck the entrance of a 2022 Ford F-150 pickup after which the left aspect of a 2004 Pontiac GTO, in keeping with a information launch.

Metro is investigating a Thanksgiving night time crash in the west valley that killed a woman and injured a number of others.

The driver of the GTO, a woman, 50, was taken to UMC Medical Center the place she was pronounced lifeless, police mentioned.

Richardson’s passenger, Keitaro Horn, 24, additionally of Las Vegas, was critically injured, police mentioned, and in addition was taken to UMC Medical Center. Richardson was taken to UMC with minor accidents.

The driver of the pickup, Mathew Hancock, 24, of Bakersfield, California, and two feminine passengers, 16 and 11, additionally of Bakersfield, claimed minor injures and “self-transported to a local hospital,” the discharge mentioned.

Richardson is charged with DUI above the authorized restrict ensuing in demise and DUI ensuing in substantial bodily hurt, in keeping with on-line data from the Clark County Detention Center. She additionally faces two counts of reckless driving ensuing in demise or substantial bodily hurt and several other site visitors violations, together with driving with a suspended license.

She was scheduled to seem in courtroom Saturday.

The demise of the woman, whose id is pending household notification, is the 136th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction in 2022, police mentioned.

The crash is being investigated by Metro’s collision investigation part

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