Man identified after fatal crash near Vegas Drive and Decatur
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
A person is dead after crashing at Decatur and Vegas Drive on Thursday night.
The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 33-year-old William Williams of Las Vegas. His official cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma from a motor vehicle collision and the manner was ruled an accident.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the crash took place around 8:16 p.m., involving two vehicles.
Officers say a Ford Explorer, driven by Williams, was traveling north on Decatur Boulevard, crossing the intersection with Vegas Drive.
The Ford Explorer veered out of the travel lane onto the raised center median, striking a fire hydrant and large landscape boulders.
Police say the moveable objects then caused the Ford to vault into the air, striking a large steel utility pole and flipping over onto its roof.
The moveable objects then hit a Honda Civic that was stopped in the southbound left turn lane, but the driver was not injured.
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
This death marks the 41st traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2017.