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Crash Causes 37th Traffic Related Fatality

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LAS VEGAS (CBS) – An early morning crash near a popular Las Vegas night spot has claimed the life of one pedestrian while leaving another in serious condition.

The accident occurred at about 5 a.m. at the intersection of Naples and Paradise, a bar and nightclub destination commonly referred to as the “fruit loop.”  According to police, two pedestrians were crossing Naples outside of a marked crosswalk, when a car driven by 24-year-old Jason Glover stuck both persons.

One pedestrian was transported to UMC where he was pronounced dead. The second victim, a 41-year-old female, was transported to Sunrise Trauma Center where she was listed in serious condition.

Glover failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested for DUI.

This was the 37th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2011. The collision remains under investigation.

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