On Tuesday morning, a two-vehicle crash in Laughlin claimed the life of one person and injured another, according to Metro Police.
As per the initial information, the fatal incident took place just before 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of Bruce Woodbury Drive at Needles Highway. The preliminary reports showed that the driver of a 2001 Ford Windstar van was transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition, but a passenger in the van succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
The van reportedly rolled over following the collision. 65-year-old Francisco Orozco, of Laughlin was driving the van when it crashed into a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, driven by 37-year-old Geller Coaguila, of Fort Mohave, AZ. Reports further said that there is no posted traffic control device at the intersection where the incident happened.
The van was traveling northbound on Needles Highway and the pickup was entering the road from westbound Bruce Woodbury Drive when the crash occurred. The driver of the Dodge was unharmed in the accident and stayed at the scene. He showed no signs of impairment. The identity of the deceased remains undisclosed at this time.
The crash remains under active review.
August 25, 2021