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16-year-old detained after fatal crash in North Las Vegas

Updated September 26, 2022 - 12:39 pm

A man in a wheelchair died Friday morning in North Las Vegas after he was struck by a vehicle.

Officers were called at 6:41 a.m. to the intersection of East Carey Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard North, after a crash involving a man in a wheelchair and a 16-year-old driving a Mitsubishi Montero, according to a statement from North Las Vegas police Sgt. Jeff Wall.

The man in the wheelchair died at the scene.

Wall said the driver was arrested, but he was not immediately identified. Both the pedestrian and the teen driver were suspected of impairment.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the pedestrian as Bonifacio Villegas Orozco, 64.

The driver was booked on charges of impaired driving resulting in death, failure to use due care and driving without a license, insurance or registration.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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