Jazmin Honorato-Espana Dies in Las Vegas, NV, Garbage Truck Accident
Las Vegas, NV -- February 8, 2017, Jazmin Honorato-Espana was killed following an accident where she was hit by a garbage truck on Viking Road.
Officials from the Metropolitan Police Department report that the accident happened around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of East Viking Road and South Sandhill Road.
Preliminary reports indicate 11-year-old Honorato-Espana and a group of friends were approaching the crossing just as a Republic Services garbage truck was coming to the light to make a right-hand turn.
In events that are not clear, reports say Honorato-Espana was hit by the rear tires of the vehicle. Because of this, she sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. None of the other pedestrians were hurt.
It's not clear what factors led to this accident, and reports haven't said who did or didn't have the right of way at the time.
Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.
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