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Woman killed in crash in front of Palms on Flamingo Road

Woman killed in crash in front of Palms on Flamingo Road

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Jan 1, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One person was killed in a crash on Flamingo Road near Wynn Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a 73-year-old woman driving a Lincoln Towncar was driving through the parking lot of the Gold Coast when she lost control, sideswiping an unoccupied parked vehicle before driving through landscaping and out onto Flamingo Road.

The driver then smashed into a Nissan Altima, flipping her Lincoln Towncar.

Both drivers were taken to University Medical Center, where the woman driving the Lincoln Towncar was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Nissan Altima, a 44-year-old woman, was treated for moderate injuries.

Police don't know whether the 73-year-old woman died of injuries in the crash or of a medical episode that may have prompted the crash.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release her identity after her family is notified.

The crash marks the first fatal accident in Las Vegas this year.