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Vehicle crash kills 2, injures 1 in Henderson

Updated Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 | 5:21 p.m.

Fatal crash

UPDATED STORY: Highway Patrol still investigating double fatal crash

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two and injured a third person shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday in Henderson.

One person died at the scene of the crash at Lake Mead Parkway and Fiesta Henderson Boulevard, the other died en route to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center's Trauma Center, the highway patrol said.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified 26-year-old Jared Matthew Wilson as one of the people who died in the crash. The other person was not identified.

Wilson died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries and the crash was ruled an accident, the coroner's office said.

Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Honea said he believed that Wilson was the passenger in a Toyota two-wheel-drive pickup truck that was struck on the passenger's side by the Jeep. Wilson was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Wilson apparently wasn't wearing a seatbelt, Honea said.

The driver of the pickup truck has not been identified, but he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, Honea said.

The Jeep driver, who has not been identified, was arrested by highway patrol troopers and charged with felony driving under the influence, Honea said. The man was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after it appears he ran a red light, striking the pickup truck, authorities said said. The driver was treated for minor injuries before being booked into jail.

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