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Media Release


Thursday, October 24, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fire & Rescue

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993


Fatal Auto Accident With Fire


Las Vegas firefighters responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of North Buffalo Drive and Cielo Vista Avenue at 10:42 Wednesday evening. On arrival, one vehicle was found smashed into a traffic light pole on the southwest corner of the intersection. The vehicle was heavily involved with fire, which was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Firefighters found the body of one person inside the vehicle.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Because of the fire, fire investigators from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue are also investigating the incident.

There was only one person inside the vehicle. There were no other injuries reported in connection with the incident.

            North Buffalo Drive is closed between Vegas Drive and West Lake Mead Boulevard as well as Cielo Vista Avenue.  It is expected they will remain closed for several hours due to the investigation.


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