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Crash near central Las Vegas Valley leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Las Vegas Metropolitan police said one person died and three others were injured after a two-vehicle crash near the central valley early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the area of West Sahara Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard just before 12:30 a.m., Metro Police Lt. William Matchko said. Witnesses told police the driver of a 2013 Hyundai Tuscon, identified by police as 24-year-old Renita Bos, was headed south on Decatur Boulevard.

The collision happened when Bos crashed into a 1964 Volkswagen Beetle, police said. The driver of the Beetle was attempting to make a left turn onto Sahara from Decatur. 

According to Las Vegas police, the driver of the Beetle, a 52-year-old man from North Las Vegas, was transported to University Medical Center. He was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

The two other occupants of the Beetle and Bos all sustained minor injuries, police said. Bos did not show any signs of impairment.

This was Metro Police's 17th traffic-related fatality for 2019. The collision remains under investigation.