Published Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 | 1:58 p.m.
Updated Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 | 9:20 p.m.
A 3-year-old girl was killed and a man was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries Monday following a head-on collision with a sport utility vehicle, Metro Police officials said.
The accident occurred shortly after noon at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pebble Road, police said.
A 2007 Nissan Maxima — which was carrying the 3-year-old child — was heading southbound on Eastern Avenue through the intersection on a green light when it collided with a 2003 Lexus GX470, police said.
The driver of the sedan, a 29-year-old Las Vegas man, was transported to UMC's Trauma Center in critical condition, police said. The 3-year-old girl was also transported to UMC Trauma, where she later died, police said.
The driver of the SUV — which was making a left from Eastern Avenue into Pebble Road from the opposite direction — suffered moderate injuries. The driver — a 36-year-old Las Vegas woman — was also transported to UMC Trauma, police said.
The accident — which led to Metro's seventh traffic-related fatality this year — remains under investigation.