Published Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 7:26 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 8:12 p.m.
A 42-year-old woman was killed Wednesday night after crashing a minivan into a pole and a stand of palm trees in the western valley, Metro Police said.
Police responded to the incident at Decatur Boulevard and Washington Avenue about 4:45 p.m.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue extricated the woman from the vehicle and she was transported to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Metro Sgt. Richard Strader said the woman was driving northbound on Decatur Boulevard near Washington Avenue when she hit the center median and crossed into the southbound lane. She then hit a lightpole and continued down the sidewalk, crashing into the trees.
Strader said the woman was coherent and answering questions when police arrived.
The woman will be identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Details about the cause of the crash and the victim were not immediately released. Metro’s fatal unit was investigating.