Las Vegas, Nevada - On February 21, 2021, at approximately 11:01 a.m., an auto versus auto traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Torrey Pines Drive. The preliminary report indicated that a 2008 Dodge Caliber was traveling westbound on Tropicana Avenue approaching the intersection. According to a witness, the 2005 Lexus ES 330 started to turn left when the traffic signal displayed a solid red light and entered the intersection. As a result, a traffic collision occurred when the front of the Dodge impacted the left side of the Lexus. Only the driver of the Lexus was transported to the hospital from the scene.
The Dodge's driver remained at the collision scene and did not show any signs of impairment. Hospital staff determined the driver of Lexus suffered non-life-threatening injuries at that time. Based on the injury assessment, the LVMPD Fatal Detail was not requested and did not respond to the collision scene. On April 20, 2021, the LVMPD Fatal Detail was notified by the Coroner's Office that the driver of the Lexus had succumbed to his injuries and had been pronounced deceased. The driver's death marks the 35th traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD's jurisdiction for the year 2021.
This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section