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Passenger dies in crash with unlicensed teen driver

A 19-year-old woman died after a late Sunday night crash in North Las Vegas that police said involved an unlicensed teen driver.

A silver Honda sedan and a gray Jeep SUV crashed around 11:24 p.m. near East San Miguel Avenue and North 5th Street, according to a statement from North Las Vegas police Sgt. Jeff Wall.

“The Honda, driven by an unlicensed 16 year-old female, failed to stop at the stop sign and got T-boned by the Jeep,” Wall wrote.

The passenger in the Honda was identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Zara Cardenas, 19, of North Las Vegas. Cardenas died at University Medical Center from blunt force trauma.

It was unclear whether the driver was detained following the crash.

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

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