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Woman, 24, killed in crash with suspected drunken driver ID’ed

Updated Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 | 2:12 p.m.

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Kevin Miranda

A 24-year-old woman who died after a collision with a motorist allegedly driving under the influence on Sunday has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's Office said Angela Nichole Peterson of Las Vegas died from several traumatic injuries after a pickup truck collided with her Pontiac Sunfire about 1:13 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Flamingo Road.

Metro Police said the Pontiac was making a left turn from eastbound Flamingo to northbound Rainbow on a green traffic light when a Dodge pickup truck southbound on Rainbow failed to stop for a red traffic signal, colliding with the left side of the Pontiac, police said.

Peterson was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver of the pickup truck, Kevin Miranda, 18, of Las Vegas, wasn't injured in the crash. Police said he had failed a field sobriety test.

Miranda told two officers that he had consumed "four shots of Jack Daniels," according to the arrest report. He also told police that he had run a red light at Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard South before reaching Rainbow, the report said.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in connection with two counts of felony DUI with alcohol with substantial bodily harm.

A passenger in the pickup truck, a 17-year-old Las Vegas girl who was not identified because of her age, was taken to UMC with minor injuries, police said.

This is the 82nd fatal traffic collision this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.

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