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July 22, 2017

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Las Vegas police: Street racing may have led to fatal accident

Fatal accident

A fatal three-vehicle collision Thursday night may have been the result of street racing, Metro Police said.

Police say a 27-year-old Las Vegas man died at the scene of an accident about 9:52 p.m. after his 1992 Honda Civic collided with a 2001 GMC Denali driven by Robert Bauer, 28, near Charleston Boulevard and Sloan Lane.

According to police, witnesses at the scene say the 17-year-old driver of a 2000 Ford Mustang and the driver of the Honda were traveling east on Charleston Boulevard at a high rate of speed, possibly racing each other.

Police say the GMC was also traveling east and was changing lanes when the Mustang hit him from behind, pushing the vehicle into the Honda on the other side.

The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The 17-year-old driver, Bauer and his passenger, 27-year-old Brenda Blanco, were transported to University Medical Center with minor injuries, police said.

The accident is the 25th fatal traffic collision in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2012 and is under investigation.

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