Elderly driver dies one week after crashing into parked cargo van

Clark County coroner logo (KSNV file)

The Clark County Coroner has reported that a 77-year-old woman has died following a March 5 crash near Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the woman struck an empty cargo van while driving in a parking lot. The woman's car then struck a curb and came to rest against a tree.

The woman was transported to Saint Ros Dominican San Partin hospital.

Hospital staff initially determined that the woman's injuries were not life-threatening, but the Clark County Coroner reports that she succumbed to her injuries on March 13.

This death will not be counted as a traffic-related fatality until the Clark County Coroner's Office investigation into the cause and manner of death is complete.

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