Woman Dies After Hitting Street Light Pole in West Las Vegas

Type of Accident

Single Vehicle Collision

Summary of the Accident

A woman has died after crashing her vehicle into a street light pole on Saturday morning, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The crash occurred around 6:31 a.m. at W. Charleston Boulevard, east of S. Mohawk Street. Police said a 1999 Toyota Tacoma was traveling west on W. Charleston Boulevard when it veered off the road and onto the north sidewalk. The driver’s side of the Toyota then collided with a steel street light pole.

The driver was taken to University Medical Center’s Trauma unit in critical condition, where she later died from her injuries. She was the only occupant of the vehicle. While The collision is still under investigation by LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section, the death marks the 19th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for the year 2023.

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