LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) – A North Las Vegas woman died Friday from injuries suffered earlier this month when her vehicle was rear-ended by an impaired driver at a Las Vegas intersection, according to authorities.
Beatrize Gutierrez-Hernandez died Friday at University Medical Center, 13 days after the Chrysler PT Cruiser she was driving was struck from behind while she was stopped at a red light at the intersection of East Lake Mead Boulevard and North Pecos Road just before 1:30 a.m. on July 2, a Las Vegas Police statement reported.
Investigators said Gutierrez-Hernandez, 44, was stopped in the left westbound travel lane on East Lake Mead when a Hyundai Sonata failed to slow down and slammed into the back of the Cruiser.
Three other passengers in the Cruiser, Valeria Morales, 24, of North Las Vegas as well as a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, also suffered serious to moderate injuries in the crash that were not life-threatening.
Investigators determined the driver of the Sonata, Gerald Glenn of Las Vegas, was driving impaired at the time of the crash. Glenn, 56, was also taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries. He was released from the hospital July 12 and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
The crash is the 56th traffic-related fatality investigated by Las Vegas Metro Police officers this year.