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Ambulance and Scooter Collide Leaving a Person Dead

On Monday, February 9, an ambulance and a scooter collided leaving one person dead and another critically injured.

According to police, the accident happened shortly before noon where Boulder Highway becomes Fremont Street near Sahara Avenue.

A MedicWest ambulance was headed east on Sahara responding to a call with lights and sirens and the traffic was stopped at the light to allow it to pass. The scooter, with a driver and a passenger, was traveling north on Boulder Highway and entered the intersection at Sahara where it collided with the ambulance.

The driver of the scooter, 50 year old Michael Ortiz, of Las Vegas was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he was pronounced dead and his 49 year old female passenger was also taken to Sunrise with multiple fractures including a broken pelvis. She is said to be critical but stable.

Police closed the intersection of Fremont/Boulder Highway and Sahara for around five hours while they investigated.

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