Woman Killed In Thanksgiving Morning Crash Id'd

Investigators Say Impaired Diver Ran The Red

Associated Press
November 30, 2019 - 3:20 pm

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A woman killed in a Thanksgiving morning crash in the southwest part of the Valley has been identified.

Police say 32 year old Monique Prado was driving with her 12 year old daughter on Thursday morning when she was struck by a car that ran a red light at Russell and Durango. Prado died at the scene. The 12 year old daughter was able to get out of the car and escape serious injury. 

Prado has two other young children who weren't with her at the time of the crash.

Prado was in Las Vegas to visit family for Thanksgiving. 

The person whom investigators say struck Prado's car,  Nathaniel Postelle III, suffered head injuries and was taken to UMC’s trauma unit. Police suspect he was impaired at the time of the crash.

Postelle is currently at the Clark County Detention Center on charges of DUI resulting in death and possession of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $250,000 with an arraignment scheduled for later this week.