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Hawaii woman killed in DUI crash near Las Vegas is identified

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 07:15 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2013


HENDERSON, Nev. » Authorities have identified a 68-year-old woman from Hawaii killed in a weekend crash in Henderson with a vehicle driven by a man accused of driving drunk, leaving the scene of an accident and hit-and-run.

The Clark County coroner’s office said Monday that Edith Maddagan Jamon of Waipahu, died late Sunday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Police say 36-year-old Jeffrey Robert Phelps of Henderson, was arrested after the 7:45 p.m. Sunday crash near the Henderson Executive Airport.

Phelps is accused of crashing a Nissan Altima into the back of a Toyota RAV4, then crashing head-on into a Toyota Camry.

Jamon was a passenger in the Camry. Two other people in the Camry and a passenger in the RAV4 were taken to the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus.






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