Car Hits Street Light In Las Vegas, Killing Driver

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a 23-year-old is dead
after crashing a car in northwest Las Vegas.

A 20-year-old passenger, Maricela Cortez-Solano, was taken to
University Medical Center with moderate injuries following the Sunday morning crash.

Authorities say the driver was traveling in the right lane when he drifted off the road, hitting a street light pole, then continuing to hit a water control box.

Police say they are waiting to release the driver's name until his family is notified of his death.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-06-22-08 1511EDT

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