Passenger died of injuries after August collision in Las Vegas

USA Vegas News

An 81-year-old man injured in a previously unreported August crash in the southeast valley died five days after he was hospitalized, Las Vegas police announced Wednesday.

The victim, identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Eugene Scavetta, was in the front passenger seat of a 2013 Nissan Altima that was T-boned on the passenger side about 9:20 a.m. on Aug. 16, according to a Metropolitan Police Department press release. Two other people were in the Nissan, including the 79-year-old driver and a 39-year-old backseat passenger.

Police said the Nissan, driven by Carol Scavetta, entered the path of a 1997 Chevrolet Astro van when it turned left from East Sahara Avenue onto South Bruce Street. Both Eugene and Carol Scavetta were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where the man died Aug. 21 from the multiple blunt force injuries he suffered in the crash, according to the coroner’s office.

His death, which marked the 91st traffic-related death investigated this year by Metro, was ruled an accident.

No other details were released Wednesday. Police said the crash remains under investigation.

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