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Fatal car accident claims two lives at Cheyenne and 215

Fatal car accident claims two lives at Cheyenne and 215

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jan 12, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An early-morning accident has claimed the lives of a 66-year-old woman who was driving and her 71-year-old male passenger.

According to witnesses, a Toyota Camry exited Clark County Route 215 onto Cheyenne Avenue at a speed of 70 mph or more at approximately 1:45 a.m. this morning.

The car sped through a red light on the off-ramp and hit a concrete wall. It then plowed through a chain-link fence and hit a second concrete wall.

The Clark County coroner's office will release the identities of the victims.

It is not known why the driver was speeding or if there were any other factors such as alcohol or prescription drug use. Nevada Highway Patrol will continue its investigation.

Action News will update this story with additional information as it is received.


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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.