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Teen pedestrian dead, driver charged after crash in North Las Vegas

Teen pedestrian dead, driver charged after crash in North Las Vegas

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Jan 2, 2013

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One of two teens struck by a car in North Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon has died.

Police said the 18-year-old boy critically injured in the crash on Gliding Eagle Road succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

His identity has not been released.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. on Gliding Eagle Road near Black Oaks Street. Police said the 18-year-old and a 16-year-old boy were walking on the sidwalk when the driver of a car lost control, hitting them both.

They were taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver of the car, 19-year-old Cristian Ivan Diaz, was arrested and jailed for failure to maintain a travel lane and for not having a valid driver's license. Police expect he will face additional charges following the victim's death and the outcome of the investigation.

A passenger in the car, 18-year-old Ricardo Daniel Velasquez, was arrested and booked for drug possession and destroying evidence.

Police said both Diaz and Velasquez live in North Las Vegas.

The 16-year-old girl remains in critical condition as of Wednesday evening.