Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-26 18:39:33 –
Las Vegas, Nevada (KLAS)—Three people died after two separate crashes in the valley on Saturday night.
Police said the boy was crossing the Centennial Center Parkbird east on Saturday afternoon against a no-walking pedestrian signal. Witnesses told police that the boy was crossing the road when he was beaten. He was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening injury and later died.
The minor attended Centennial High School, where the principal calls him a superstar. “He was a great leader and role model for our other Centennial Bulldogs,” said Keith Wipperman.
That same morning, when a couple from Massachusetts was driving in the Red Rock Scenic Loop, they lost control and crashed. The car they were in was on fire. It was determined that speed was the cause of the crash.
The death toll of these three has exceeded 100. Currently, in the metro jurisdiction, the count is 102, compared to 101 for 2020 as a whole.
The two, who died on Saturday morning, were on a 2021 Polaris Slingshot. Recently, according to Andrew Bennett of DPS, there have been some terrible accidents related to high-end rentals.
“We’ve seen luxury rentals and people tend to choose to come to our state, especially southern Nevada, speed, and that’s a deadly combination,” Bennett said.
“We expected deaths to decline in 2020, but people are now on public roads, have speed violations and driving disabilities, and more will be translated in 2021.” He added. “It’s even more dangerous now, as more people are on the road as the restrictions are lifted.”
The crash at Red Rock on Saturday morning reminded me how careful the driver needs to be.
“You have a lot of visitors outside the city and they are distracted because they drive a rental car,” said Jeff Forster’s Las Vegan. “It’s no surprise that we’re really fast and not paying attention, especially when we see how people are driving.”
According to the National Highway Safety Agency, they estimate 364 deaths throughout the state this year, compared to 314 last year.
“Family of Centennial High School,
It’s very sad to announce that one of our students has recently died. He was a great leader and role model for our other Centennial Bulldogs. It’s never been easy to die, especially at a young age, and we really remember this student as part of our campus community.
We work with our students to ensure they receive the support and resources they need to survive this very difficult time. Counseling resources are available when you need help.
Monitor for signs of student grief and behavioral changes. Not only can this loss affect students in unexpected ways, but they also need to keep the line of communication with them open. It is important to be honest with your child and be able to express distrust, anger and sadness. Reassure your child that there is always someone to talk to and that these emotions are normal.
If you have any concerns or questions about your child, please contact the school at 702-799-3440.
Centennial High School