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UPDATE: Man killed in 2-vehicle accident identified

Las Vegas-- The Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in an early morning crash on Saturday.

He's 27-year-old Hexiquio Rios of Las Vegas.

The accident happened just after 3 a.m. near Flamingo Road and U.S. 95.

A Volkswagen hatchback rear-ended a Honda Civic, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The 22-year-old driver of the Civic suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sunrise Hospital.

The impact of the crash caused the hatchback to roll, throwing Rios about 50 feet. He died at the scene.

Woman indicted in deadly crime spree

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury has indicted a woman in connection with a deadly crime spree in a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and Sandhill Road.

Natasha Jackson was indicted on several charges, including murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, first-degree kidnapping, robbery and burglary with a firearm for the series of crimes that happened the morning of July 29.

According to prosecutors, Jackson and her accomplice, Cody Winters, started their crime spree by kidnapping an employee of Emergency Services for Nevada Department of Transportation and making him drive them to a neighborhood.

Message about red-light runners taken to the street

Message about red-light runners taken to the street

Sunrise Hospital, Safe Kids Clark County and Metro Police wanted to make it clear that it is never a good idea to run a red light.

The three groups were out at the corner of Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway Wednesday morning to remind drivers not to run red lights.

Not only will Metro give drivers a ticket, but they could put other lives in danger.

"We do see unfortunately a number of traffic incidents through our trauma center at Sunrise. It is one of those things that we want to be here for the valley, and we are here for the valley, when you need us the most but we would prefer not to see those types of incidents come through our doors,"  Brendan Bussman with Sunrise Hospital said.

Sunrise Hospital says the intersection of Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway sees the third highest number of red light runners in the city.

Fire damages restaurant on Flamingo Road

Fire damages restaurant on Flamingo Road

A fire damaged at a Las Vegas restaurant Tuesday morning.

It happened around 9:45 a.m. at the La Casona Bar and Grill near Flamingo and Topaz roads.

When Clark County Fire Department crews arrived, they saw flames and smoke coming from the roof of the building. The restaurant had just opened and some workers were still inside.

They were able to get out of the building unharmed.           

"We actually got on it really quick. We're hoping to minimize the damage. There is going to be some roof damage because we have to open up to get into those attic spaces and remove title, remove insulation to put the fire out," deputy chief with county fire Erik Newman said.

The workers think some sort of electrical problem caused the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

 

Driving You Crazy: Light needed at Nellis and New World

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says he is concerned about traffic near Nellis Boulevard and New World Avenue. He says traffic never stops for children who use the crosswalk, and he would like to see a traffic light installed.

New World Avenue and Nellis Boulevard sits on the east side of town near Cyril Wengert Elementary School. Classes start in three weeks, which means more children will be walking in the area.

In 2008, a hit-and-run accident at that intersection injured an 18-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy. In 2009, a 10-month-old suffered critical injuries from an accident there.

A traffic light would help prevent accidents.

Two years ago, the county conducted a traffic study at this intersection and found it didn't meet the criteria for a traffic signal.

After Traffic8 contacted the county, officials decided to re-evaluate the intersection.

Teens get dramatic lesson in road safety

LAS VEGAS -- Family and friends are gathering Friday for a balloon release on the anniversary of Angel Velasquez's death.

The 19-year-old was a member of Metro Police's Explorer Program. He was killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding his motorcycle last year.

Just this week, 19-year-old Robert Buchanan was riding his motorcycle when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck.

On Friday, Sunrise Children's Hospital hosted its annual Trauma Talk to Teens in hopes of preventing more youth deaths on valley roads.

The message: always buckle up, don't drive impaired, focus on the road and be pedestrian safe.

The teenagers at Friday's seminar got a first-hand look at the consequences of distracted driving in hopes they make better choices behind the wheel, and avoid coming to the Sunrise Trauma Center.

Las Vegas man gets life in ax attack that killed baby

Harold Eugene Montague

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a 4-month-old baby with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother in a random attack on a sidewalk. Harold

Eugene Montague was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty but mentally ill in May to first-degree murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder and battery on a police officer.

Damian Avila Castro was killed, and his mother, Sandra Castro, was gravely injured in the random, February 2010 sidewalk attack. The mother had been pushing her baby in a stroller and headed to the store.

Montague also stabbed his disabled sister-in-law, Monica O'Dazier, multiple times inside their home before bursting outside.