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October 18, 2017

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Girl, 3, killed in car crash wasn’t in proper child seat, police say

Police said 3-year-old Emily Kay was not properly restrained when she was killed in a Monday car accident.

The seat the Henderson girl was riding in is typically for children around 5 years old and was not designed for her height or weight, said Metro Police Officer Marcus Martin.

The accident occurred shortly after noon at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pebble Road, police said. Kay and a 29-year-old man were in a 2007 Nissan Maxima, heading southbound on Eastern Avenue through the intersection on a green light. That’s when the car Kay was riding in collided with a 2003 Lexus GX470, police said. The man and Kay were transported to University Medical Center in critical condition. The girl was later pronounced dead.

The 36-year-old Las Vegas woman driving the SUV was making a left turn from Eastern Avenue onto Pebble Road from the opposite direction. She was also transported to UMC; police said she suffered moderate injuries.

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