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Coroner identifies victims from deadly NLV crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the four people who died in a car crash near Lamb Boulevard and Centennial Parkway this week.

The coroner says Allison Lai Ling Uyematsu, 26; John Thomas, 50; and Sheryl Cam Uyematsu, 56, died when a Nissan crashed into their Toyota Camry Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of the Nissan, 28-year-old Deonta Lozada Walker, died Thursday.

North Las Vegas Police say Walker was speeding in a 45-mph zone on Lamb near Centennial, when he lost control and swerved into traffic driving in the other direction. His Nissan hit the Toyota on the four-lane road between Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway.

Police: Driver in head-on crash that killed 3 also dies

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police say a fourth person has died in a head-on crash of a speeding car into another vehicle on a shortcut between Las Vegas-area freeways.

North Las Vegas police Officer Aaron Patty said Thursday that three people in a Toyota Camry died at the scene of the three-vehicle wreck about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Patty says a 28-year-old Las Vegas man driving a Nissan 350Z who caused the crash died later at University Medical Center.

Names weren't immediately made public.

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup involved in the crash received minor injuries.

Patty says the Nissan driver was speeding in a 45-mph zone on Lamb Boulevard near Centennial Parkway when he lost control and swerved into traffic driving in the other direction.









NLV man, woman face more charges in child death case

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The couple arrested in connection with the death of a 3-year-old North Las Vegas girl are now facing additional charges. 

Jondrew Lachaux and Kellie Phillips appeared in North Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday morning and learned an amended complaint with additional charges has been filed against them. Both are being held on a $1 million bail.

Lachaux is now facing 20 counts, including 17 counts of child abuse or neglect, and one count each of  kidnapping, sexual assault and concealing evidence. Phillips is facing eight counts. Both of their cases have been merged together.

"If you look to the criminal complaint, there's different ways that we accuse both of these defendants of abusing and neglecting these three individual children and that's why there are so many charges," said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

NLV police seek man who stabbed ex, new boyfriend

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Police in North Las Vegas are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted for stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend last fall.

According to police, Fernando Rodriguez-Corbin stabbed the couple multiple times at a home in North Las Vegas on Oct. 21. Both were taken to the hospital.

Police say the 53-year-old is wanted for two counts of attempted murder.

Rodriguez-Corbin is 6 feet tall, weighs 200 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. 

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.



Police say speed a factor in crash that killed 3

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Speed is believed to be a factor in a crash Wednesday night that killed three people, police said.

The crash involved multiple vehicles and happened at N. Lamb Boulevard near I-215 around 5 p.m. 

Lamb Boulevard was closed for several hours as police investigated the deadly crash..

According to North Las Vegas Police, witnesses reported seeing a yellow car traveling at a high rate of speed cross the center line and hit another vehicle killing three people in that car.

The driver of the yellow car was taken to University Medical Center in "extremely critical" condition.

This the fifth, sixth and seventh crash related deaths in North Las Vegas' jurisdiction this year.

Man accused in NLV child abuse, death case due in court

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The case against a man accused of child abuse and neglect following the death of a 3-year-old North Las Vegas girl is scheduled for a court hearing Wednesday.

Jondrew Lachaux faces three counts of child abuse and neglect with substantial bodily harm and one count of concealing evidence.

Police say Lachaux and his girlfriend, Kellie Phillips, left the 3-year-old for months in the care of Phillips' 17-year-old daughter, who police say also gave birth to Lachaux's child during his and Phillips' absence.

Police discovered the body of the 3-year-old while investigating an incident involving the teen's 4-month-old child. The child was taken to Sunrise Hospital.

The Clark County District Attorney's Office announced it will not charge the teen in connection with the case. Phillips also faces child abuse and neglect charges.

Driving You Crazy: Light at Cheyenne and Campus

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Jacqueline says getting across Cheyenne Avenue at Campus Drive between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. is “murder.”

She says the crosswalk signal needs to be fixed, and the light doesn't work all the time.

This intersection is on the southwest corner of the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus in North Las Vegas.

Traffic8 contacted city leaders and let them know of this malfunctioning light. The issue has since been resolved, and Jacqueline's commute should be safer.

There are more than 1,000 traffic signals in the Las Vegas valley, and some malfunction from time to time. People can report problems by contacting the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation (FAST).

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.