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Hawaii woman killed in DUI crash near Las Vegas is identified

By Associated Press

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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cojef wrote:
Hope the driver of the Nissan Altima have enough insurance coverages, cause he's got to pay for the accidents damages, injuries and personal damages.
on April 15,2013 | 09:33AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Most likely, not enough so it means the under-insured coverage would have to kick in for the victims from theirr own coverage if any. Talk about insult to injury. Strange that no one seems to take up the banner to control DUI causes/ Oh MADD has their thing however it is not enough. Sort of reminds me of gun control and drug laws.
on April 15,2013 | 07:39PM
nitpikker wrote:
wonder if phelps is one of those habitual drunk drivers? liquor companies should be held more responsible!!
on April 15,2013 | 10:39AM
aomohoa wrote:
That is ridiculous! People need to be accountable for his own actions. This man is a criminal and a coward!
on April 15,2013 | 09:21PM
808warriorfan wrote:
WOW...you sure live up to your name...NITPIKKER !!!!! OK so you'd hold the liquor companies accountable...then let's be fair about this...hold Nissan accoutable for building the car he was driving and his parents for bringing him into this world. NO...HE'S AN ADULT; HE HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS...
on April 15,2013 | 10:44PM
mokebla wrote:
You take a life you give up yours should wake up this drunk drivers, end of story.
on April 15,2013 | 11:18AM
Who_Said wrote:
Lock him up, throw away the key...
on April 15,2013 | 11:31AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
What will that really accomplish other than the tax payers having to foot the bill for his health, housing and welfare? Now, if certain punishment were to be allowed like in some foreign countries, that would be a different story.
on April 15,2013 | 07:45PM
Habitual Drunk people will never learn. They will do it again and again. I heard one of them say, "They always blow it out of proportion." (drunk drivers). They don't care if someone dies, if they did, they wouldn't drive drunk. Give them a severe punishment. For taking a life should be 20 years in jail and his family must pay for his survival, not the tax payer's money.
on April 15,2013 | 02:11PM
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