Man killed in east Valley crash Monday night
A man was killed Monday night after a fatal high speed crash on Ridgedale in east Las VegasPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A 45-year-old man is dead after a fatal traffic accident at about 11:30 Monday night on Ridgedale Avenue, near Lamb Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive.
The man was later identified as David Williams of Las Vegas.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, two people were traveling in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound on Ridgedale at a high rate of speed.
As the car went through the intersection at Ferndale Street, the undercarriage of the car scraped the asphalt several times and began to spin.
The car ran off the north side of the roadway and bounced off of a block wall.
The man, who was driving the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 34-year-old Armando Esteva-Ortiz, was transported to Sunrise Hospital with minor injuries.
This was the 99th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2012. The accident is still under investigation.